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ha mer

  • 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 .
News & Articles


  • 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.

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