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  Definition of hammer
  1. the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
  2. a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
  3. a power tool for drilling rocks
  4. a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate
  5. the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
  6. a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw
  7. the ossicle attached to the eardrum
  8. an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible
  9. beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"
  10. create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
Similar Words: pound, hammering, pounding, power hammer, cock, malleus, hammer throw, forge

 

Hyponyms: ball-peen hammer, bricklayer's hammer, carpenter's hammer, claw hammer, clawhammer, mallet, beetle, maul, sledge, sledgehammer, plexor, plessor, percussor, tack hammer, air hammer, jackhammer, pneumatic hammer, electric hammer, triphammer, foliate, dropforge

 

Grouped Verbs: forge

 

Part Meronyms: piano action, gunlock, firing mechanism, middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum

 

Derivational Morphology: thump, pound, poke, ram, ram down, forge, cock, hammering, pounding, smithy, forger, forging

 

Anagrams: hareem

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: çekan   Breton: morzhol  
Catalan: martell   Chinese: 锤子  
Croatian: čekić   Danish: hammer  
Dutch: hamer   Finnish: vasara  
French: marteau   Frisian: hammer  
German: Hammer   Greek: σφυρί  
Hebrew: פטיש   Hungarian: kalapács  
Ido: martelo   Interlingua: martello  
Italian: martello   Japanese: 金槌  
Kurdish: çekûç   Latin: malleus  
Latvian: āmurs   Malayalam: ചുറ്റിക  
Maltese: martell   Persian: چکش  
Polish: młot   Portuguese: martelo  
Romanian: ciocan   Russian: молот  
Serbian: kladivo   Slovene: kladivo  
Spanish: martillo   Swedish: hammare  
Telugu: సుత్తి   Turkish: çekiç  
 
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