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hammer

ham·mer

hammer

 
 
pronunciation:
hae mr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hand tool with a solid, heavy head on a handle. It is used to pound or to beat something into shape or place.
Use the hammer to nail that board to the wall.
 
similar words:
claw, gavel, mallet, maul, sledgehammer
definition 2: anything that is used like a hammer to produce a sound.
The hammers inside a piano strike the strings.
synonyms:
mallet
similar words:
lever
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: hammered, hammering, hammers
definition 1: to hit or strike with a hammer; pound.
He hammered nails into the wood.
synonyms:
beat, pound
similar words:
batter, clobber, club, strike
definition 2: to shape by pounding with a hammer.
She hammered the metal into the shape of a leaf.
synonyms:
forge
similar words:
cast, coin, form, mold, shape
definition 3: to pound like a hammer.
His heart hammered against his ribs.
synonyms:
pound
similar words:
throb
derivations: hammerlike (adj.), hammerer (n.)
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