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Dictionary definition for: Hammer

1. (n) the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled

2. (v) beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"

3. (n) a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking

4. (v) create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl" "forge a pair of tongues"

5. (n) an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible

6. (n) the ossicle attached to the eardrum

7. (n) a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw

8. (n) a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate

9. (n) a power tool for drilling rocks

10. (n) the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows) "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard" "the pounding of feet on the hallway"

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