[ham-erd] /ˈhæm ərd/
shaped, formed, or ornamented by a metalworker’s :
a hammered bowl of brass; hammered gold.
[ham-er] /ˈhæm ər/
a tool consisting of a solid head, usually of metal, set crosswise on a handle, used for beating metals, driving nails, etc.
any of various instruments or devices resembling this in form, action, or use, as a gavel, a mallet for playing the xylophone, or a lever that strikes the bell in a doorbell.
Firearms. the part of a lock that by its fall or action causes the discharge, as by exploding the percussion cap or striking the primer or firing pin; the cock.
one of the padded levers by which the strings of a piano are struck.
Track. a metal ball, usually weighing 16 pounds (7.3 kg), attached to a steel wire at the end of which is a grip, for throwing for distance in the .
Anatomy. the malleus.
verb (used with object)
to beat or drive (a nail, peg, etc.) with a hammer.
to fasten by using hammer and nails; nail (often followed by down, up, etc.):
We spent the day hammering up announcements on fences and trees.
to assemble or build with a hammer and nails (often followed by together):
He hammered together a small crate.
to shape or ornament (metal or a metal object) by controlled and repeated blows of a hammer; beat out:
to hammer brass; to hammer a brass bowl.
to form, construct, or make with or as if with a hammer; build by repeated, vigorous, or strenuous effort (often followed by out or together):
to hammer out an agreement; to hammer together a plot.
to produce with or by force (often followed by out):
to hammer out a tune on the piano; to hammer a home run.
to pound or hit forcefully:
to hammer someone in the jaw.
to settle (a strong disagreement, argument, etc.); bring to an end, as by strenuous or repeated effort (usually followed by out):
They hammered out their differences over a glass of beer.
to present (points in an argument, an idea, etc.) forcefully or compellingly; state strongly, aggressively, and effectively (often followed by home).
to impress (something) as if by hammer blows:
You’ll have to hammer the rules into his head.
verb (used without object)
to strike blows with or as if with a hammer.
to make persistent or laborious attempts to finish or perfect something (sometimes followed by away):
He hammered away at his speech for days.
to reiterate; emphasize by repetition (often followed by away):
The teacher hammered away at the multiplication tables.
under the hammer, for sale at public auction:
The old estate and all its furnishings went under the hammer.
a hand tool consisting of a heavy usually steel head held transversely on the end of a handle, used for driving in nails, beating metal, etc
any tool or device with a similar function, such as the moving part of a door knocker, the striking head on a bell, etc
a power-driven striking tool, esp one used in forging. A pneumatic hammer delivers a repeated blow from a pneumatic ram, a drop hammer uses the energy of a falling weight
a part of a gunlock that rotates about a fulcrum to strike the primer or percussion cap, either directly or via a firing pin
an auctioneer’s gavel
a device on a piano that is made to strike a string or group of strings causing them to vibrate
(anatomy) the nontechnical name for malleus
(curling) the last stone thrown in an end
go under the hammer, come under the hammer, to be offered for sale by an auctioneer
hammer and tongs, with great effort or energy: fighting hammer and tongs
(Austral & NZ, slang) on someone’s hammer
to strike or beat (a nail, wood, etc) with or as if with a hammer
(transitive) to shape or fashion with or as if with a hammer
(transitive; foll by in or into) to impress or force (facts, ideas, etc) into (someone) through constant repetition
(intransitive) to feel or sound like hammering: his pulse was hammering
(intransitive) often foll by away. to work at constantly
(informal) to inflict a defeat on
(transitive) (slang) to beat, punish, or chastise
(transitive) (stock exchange)
Old English hamor “hammer,” from Proto-Germanic *hamaraz (cf. Old Saxon hamur, Middle Dutch, Dutch hamer, Old High German hamar, German Hammer. The Old Norse cognate hamarr meant “stone, crag” (it’s common in English place names), and suggests an original sense of “tool with a stone head,” from PIE *akmen “stone, sharp stone used as a tool” (cf. Old Church Slavonic kamy, Russian kameni “stone”), from root *ak- “sharp” (see acme). Hammer and sickle as an emblem of Soviet communism attested from 1921, symbolizing industrial and agricultural labor.
late 14c., from hammer (n.). Meaning “to work (something) out laboriously” recorded from 1580s. Meaning “to defeat heavily” is from 1948. Related: Hammered; hammering. Hammered as a slang synonym for “drunk” attested by 1986.
hammer ham·mer (hām’ər)
Drunk: I don’t get hammered anymore (1950s+)
(1.) Heb. pattish, used by gold-beaters (Isa. 41:7) and by quarry-men (Jer. 23:29). Metaphorically of Babylon (Jer. 50:23) or Nebuchadnezzar. (2.) Heb. makabah, a stone-cutter’s mallet (1 Kings 6:7), or of any workman (Judg. 4:21; Isa. 44:12). (3.) Heb. halmuth, a poetical word for a workman’s hammer, found only in Judg. 5:26, where it denotes the mallet with which the pins of the tent of the nomad are driven into the ground. (4.) Heb. mappets, rendered “battle-axe” in Jer. 51:20. This was properly a “mace,” which is thus described by Rawlinson: “The Assyrian mace was a short, thin weapon, and must either have been made of a very tough wood or (and this is more probable) of metal. It had an ornamented head, which was sometimes very beautifully modelled, and generally a strap or string at the lower end by which it could be grasped with greater firmness.”
noun 1. (def 1).
[hah-mer-fest] /ˈhɑ mərˌfɛst/ noun 1. a seaport in N Norway: the northernmost town in Europe. /Norwegian ˈhamərfɛst/ noun 1. a port in N Norway, on the W coast of Kvalöy Island: the northernmost town in Europe, with uninterrupted daylight from May 17 to July 29 and no sun between Nov 21 and Jan 21; fishing […]
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hammer finger n. See baseball finger.
[ham-er-hed] /ˈhæm ərˌhɛd/ noun 1. the part of a designed for striking. 2. a shark of the genus Sphyrna, especially S. zygaena, having the expanded laterally so as to resemble a double-headed , sometimes dangerous to swimmers. 3. Also called hammerkop [ham-er-kop] /ˈhæm ərˌkɒp/ (Show IPA). a brown heronlike African bird, Scopus umbretta, having the […]