"hammer" in the noun sense
1. hammer, cock
the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
3. malleus, hammer
the ossicle attached to the eardrum
4. mallet, hammer
a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire used in the hammer throw
a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate
7. hammer, power hammer
a power tool for drilling rocks
8. hammer, pound, hammering, pounding
the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows
"the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"
"the pounding of feet on the hallway"
"hammer" in the verb sense
beat with or as if with a hammer
"hammer the metal flat"
2. forge, hammer
create by hammering
"hammer the silver into a bowl"
"forge a pair of tongues"
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