[ham-er-stohn] /ˈhæm ərˌstoʊn/
an ancient stone tool used as a hammer, as for chipping flint, processing food, or breaking up bones.
a stone used as a hammer in the production of tools during the Acheulian period
A hand-held stone or cobble used by hominids perhaps as early as 2.5 million years ago as a crude pounding or pecking tool. Hammerstones were also used by early humans in striking flakes from stone cores to produce core tools.
noun, Track. 1. a field event in which the hammer is thrown for distance.
[ham-er-toh] /ˈhæm ərˌtoʊ/ noun, Pathology. 1. a clawlike deformity of a , usually the second or third, in which there is a permanent flexion of the second and third joints. 2. a having such a deformity. /ˈhæməˌtəʊ/ noun 1. a deformity of the bones of a toe causing the toe to be bent in a […]
[ham-it] /ˈhæm ɪt/ noun 1. (Samuel) Dashiell [duh-sheel,, dash-eel] /dəˈʃil,, ˈdæʃ il/ (Show IPA), 1894–1961, U.S. writer of detective stories. /ˈhæmət/ noun 1. Dashiell. 1894–1961, US writer of detective novels. His books include The Maltese Falcon (1930) and The Thin Man (1932)
[ham] /hæm/ noun 1. an actor or performer who overacts. 2. an operator of an amateur radio station. verb (used with or without object), hammed, hamming. 3. to act with exaggerated expression of emotion; overact. Idioms 4. ham it up, to overact; ham. /hæm/ noun 1. the part of the hindquarters of a pig or […]