Ham´mer   Pronunciation: hăm´mẽr
n.1.An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron, fixed crosswise to a handle.
2.(Anat.) Something which in form or action resembles the common hammer
3.(Athletics) A spherical weight attached to a flexible handle and hurled from a mark or ring. The weight of head and handle is usually not less than 16 pounds.
Atmospheric hammer
a dead-stroke hammer in which the spring is formed by confined air.
Drop hammer
See under Drop, Face, etc.
Hammer fish
See Hammerhead.
Hammer hardening
the process of hardening metal by hammering it when cold.
Hammer shell
(Zool.) any species of Malleus, a genus of marine bivalve shells, allied to the pearl oysters, having the wings narrow and elongated, so as to give them a hammer-shaped outline; - called also hammer oyster.
To bring to the hammer
to put up at auction.
v. t.1.To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron.
[imp. & p. p. Hammered (-mẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hammering.]
2.To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.
3.To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; - usually with out.
v. i.1.To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer.
2.To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively.
Noun1.hammer - the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
Synonyms: cock
2.hammer - a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
3.hammer - an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible
Synonyms: hammer throw
4.Hammerhammer - the ossicle attached to the eardrum
Synonyms: malleus
5.hammer - a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw
6.hammer - a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate
7.hammer - a power tool for drilling rocks
Synonyms: power hammer
8.hammer - the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
Verb1.hammer - beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"
2.hammer - create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
Synonyms: forge
hammer - Commonwealth hackish synonym for bang on.
To see a hammer in your dream, signifies power, strength, virility, and masculine attitudes. It also symbolizes growth and construction. To dream that you are using a hammer, signifies successful accomplishment in a task at hand. Alternatively, it suggests that you may be dealing with old demons and inner battles.Eustachian tube, air hammer, anvil, assault, attack, auditory apparatus, auditory canal, auditory meatus, auditory nerve, auditory ossicles, auditory tube, auricle, ball peen hammer, barbarize, basilar membrane, baste, beetle, belabor, bony labyrinth, brutalize, buffet, burn, butcher, carry on, cauliflower ear, chipping hammer, claw hammer, cochlea, conch, concha, destroy, dig, din, ding, drop hammer, drub, drudge, drum, drumhead, ear, ear lobe, eardrum, elaborate, electric hammer, endolymph, external ear, fag, fashion, flail, flap, form, go on, grave, grind, grub, hammer away, incus, inner ear, jackhammer, knock, lambaste, larrup, lay waste, lobe, lobule, loot, lug, mallet, malleus, mastoid process, maul, middle ear, moil, mug, organ of Corti, outer ear, oval window, paste, patter, peg, peg away, pelt, perilymph, pile hammer, pillage, pinna, plod, plug, plug along, plug away, pommel, pound away, pulverize, pummel, rage, raising hammer, ramp, rampage, rant, rap, rape, rave, riot, riveting hammer, roar, round window, rubber mallet, ruin, sack, savage, secondary eardrum, semicircular canals, shape, shell, slaughter, sledge, sledgehammer, slog, sow chaos, spank, stamp, stapes, steam hammer, stirrup, stone hammer, storm, stutter, tack hammer, tear, tear around, terrorize, thrash, thresh, thump, toil, travail, triphammer, tympanic cavity, tympanic membrane, tympanum, vandalize, vestibule, violate, wade through, wallop, whip, work away, wreck
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