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hammer and sickle a representation of these implements, crossed, used as a symbol of the Communist party, the hammer representing workers and the sickle representing peasants.
hammered dulcimer see dulcimer.
hammerhead the head of a hammer. [2 definitions]
hammerless combined form of hammer.
hammerlock a hold in which a wrestler pulls one arm of an opponent backward and twists it upward.
hammertoe a deformity of the toe in which the second and third joints are permanently bent downward, or a toe so deformed.
hammock a hanging, swingable lounge or bed made of canvas or other strong fabric or netting and slung between two trees or other supports.
Hammurabi a king and lawgiver of Babylonia (about the eighteenth century B.C.).
hammy characteristic of someone who overacts. [2 definitions]
hamper1 to impede or interfere with the progress or action of.
hamper2 a large receptacle, usu. a basket with a lid or cover, as for picnic supplies or dirty laundry.
hamster any of several short-tailed, round-bodied Eurasian rodents that have large cheek pouches, often kept as pets or laboratory animals.
hamstring one of two tendons at the hollow of a human knee. [5 definitions]
hand the part on the end of the human arm, used for grasping or holding. [17 definitions]
hand- for or by the hand.
hand ax a primitive, handleless stone implement shaped and used like the head of an ax.
handbag a bag or similar receptacle, used usu. by women to carry small personal articles and necessities; purse. [2 definitions]
handball a game for two or four players in which a ball is batted against a wall or walls with the hand. [2 definitions]
handbarrow a flat frame or litter with pairs of handles at each end by which it can be carried by two people.
handbill a printed announcement or advertisement to be distributed by hand.
handbook a book or pamphlet that gives concise information or instruction on a specific subject; manual.