Found 3 items, similar to hammer.
English → Indonesian
English → English
n 1: the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when
the trigger is pulled [syn: cock
2: a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to
deliver an impulsive force by striking
3: an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is
attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible
[syn: hammer throw
4: the ossicle attached to the eardrum [syn: malleus
5: a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in
the hammer throw
6: a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano
strings to vibrate
7: a power tool for drilling rocks [syn: power hammer
8: the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); “the
sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard”
pounding of feet on the hallway”
v 1: beat with or as if with a hammer; “hammer the metal flat”
2: create by hammering; “hammer the silver into a bowl”
a pair of tongues”
English → English
(h[a^]m"m[~e]r), n. [OE. hamer, AS. hamer,
hamor; akin to D. hamer, G. & Dan. hammer, Sw. hammare, Icel.
hamarr, hammer, crag, and perh. to Gr. 'a`kmwn anvil, Skr.
1. An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the
like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron,
fixed crosswise to a handle.
With busy hammers closing rivets up. --Shak.
2. Something which in form or action resembles the common
(a) That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to
indicate the hour.
(b) The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires,
to produce the tones.
(c) (Anat.) The malleus. See under Ear
(d) (Gun.) That part of a gunlock which strikes the
percussion cap, or firing pin; the cock; formerly,
however, a piece of steel covering the pan of a
flintlock musket and struck by the flint of the cock
to ignite the priming.
(e) Also, a person or thing that smites or shatters; as,
St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies.
He met the stern legionaries [of Rome] who had
been the “massive iron hammers”
of the whole
earth. --J. H.
3. (Athletics) A spherical weight attached to a flexible
handle and hurled from a mark or ring. The weight of head
and handle is usually not less than 16 pounds.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
, a dead-stroke hammer in which the
spring is formed by confined air.
, Face hammer
, etc. See under Drop
. See Hammerhead
, the process of hardening metal by
hammering it when cold.
(Zo["o]l.), any species of Malleus
, a genus
of marine bivalve shells, allied to the pearl oysters,
having the wings narrow and elongated, so as to give them
a hammer-shaped outline; -- called also hammer oyster
To bring to the hammer
, to put up at auction.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hammered
pr. & vb. n. Hammering
1. To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to
2. To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.
3. To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor;
-- usually with out.
Who was hammering out a penny dialogue. --Jeffry.
, v. i.
1. To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping
something with a hammer.
Whereon this month I have been hammering. --Shak.
2. To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively.
Blood and revenge are hammering in my head. --Shak.