a hammer having a hemispherical peen (ball peen) for beating metal.
A strip of galvanized metal is placed over the depressions in the die and a ball-peen hammer used to drive the metal into the die.
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a hammer that has one end of its head shaped in a hemisphere for beating metal, etc
a person who plays ball professionally, especially baseball. anyone who plays ball. Contemporary Examples “Well, we only have one team,” Williams, the Russian ballplayer quipped. Billy Crystal’s Tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys Was Perfect Kevin Fallon August 25, 2014 Wilson looked more like a bouncer at a waterfront bar than a ballplayer. Baseball’s […]
a pen in which the point is a fine ball bearing that rotates against a supply of semisolid ink in a cartridge. Contemporary Examples The officer passed a form across the table and handed me a ballpoint pen, and I realized that this was war. In War, What Remains Artis Henderson January 6, 2014 This […]
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noun (engineering) a ball bearing one of the metal rings having a circular track within which the balls of the bearing roll
a large room, as in a hotel or resort, with a polished floor for dancing. Contemporary Examples They need to do a couple of rounds of both the Latin and the ballroom dances before you can tell how good everyone is. The Bruno Diaries Bruno Tonioli March 9, 2009 It was standing room only inside […]