Hammer

Noun

  • (Ultimate Frisbee) A frisbee throwing style in which the disc is held upside-down with a forehand grip and thrown above the head.
  • (anatomy) The malleus, a small bone of the middle ear.
  • (curling) The last rock in an end.
  • One who, or that which, smites or shatters.

    "St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies."

  • A moving part of a firearm that strikes the firing pin to discharge a gun.
  • (sports) A device made of a heavy steel ball attached to a length of wire, and used for throwing.
  • Part of a clock that strikes upon a bell to indicate the hour.
  • A tool with a heavy head and a handle used for pounding.
  • (music) In a piano or dulcimer, a piece of wood covered in felt that strikes the string.

Verb

  • To strike repeatedly with a hammer, some other implement, the fist, etc.
  • (sports) To hit particularly hard.
  • (figuratively) To emphasize a point repeatedly.
  • (figuratively, sports) To defeat (a person, a team) resoundingly

    "We hammered them 5-0!"

  • To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.
  • To strike internally, as if hit by a hammer.

    "I could hear the engine’s valves hammering once the timing rod was thrown."

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