- n the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
- n a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
- n the ossicle attached to the eardrum
- n a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
- n a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw
- n a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate
- n a power tool for drilling rocks
- n the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard
- v beat with or as if with a hammer
hammer the metal flat
- v create by hammering
hammer the silver into a bowl
- Olympic medals were given out on the basis of good genes, then Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi would walk away with the gold right now.
- At Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, surgeons who needed to chisel and cut bones were last week using for their operations a pneumatic hammer adapted by a young surgeon .
- Barack Obama in Swissinfo
I think actually Senator Clinton's answer on this one is right,Obama said. "I think we should use the hammer of a potential opt-out as leverage to ensure that we actually get labour and environmental standards that are enforced."
- Lance Armstrong in The Associated Press
Sometimes you're the hammer, sometimes you're the nail,Armstrong told reporters at his team bus. "Today I was the nail. I have 20 days now to be the hammer."
- Marc Benioff in Chicago Sun-Times
We really learned a lot from Hammer. He is the most entrepreneurial individual I have ever met,said Benioff, whose San Francisco-based company is now worth $7 billion.