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Definition 1: the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where hammer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard
  • the pounding of feet on the hallway

Synonyms for hammer in the sense of this definition

(hammer is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

Definition 2: a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking - [noun denoting artifact]

(hammer is a kind of ...) a tool used with workers' hands

(... is a kind of hammer ) a hammer with one round and one flat end; used in working metal

(... is a kind of hammer ) (medicine) a small hammer with a rubber head used in percussive examinations of the chest and in testing reflexes

(... is a kind of hammer ) a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges

(... is a kind of hammer ) a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing

(... is a kind of hammer ) a light hammer that is used to drive tacks

(... is a kind of hammer ) a hammer with a cleft at one end for pulling nails

(... is a kind of hammer ) a hammer used in laying bricks

(hammer is a part of ...) the striking part of a hammer

(hammer is a part of ...) the striking part of a tool

"the head of the hammer"

Definition 3: a power tool for drilling rocks - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for hammer in the sense of this definition

(hammer is a kind of ...) a tool driven by a motor

(... is a kind of hammer ) a hammer driven by compressed air

(... is a kind of hammer ) a hammer driven by electric motor

(... is a kind of hammer ) a massive power hammer; raised by a cam until released to fall under gravity

Definition 4: a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate - [noun denoting artifact]

(hammer is a kind of ...) the part of a mechanical device that strikes something

(... is part of hammer) action consisting of a system of levers that move a felt hammer to strike the strings when a key is depressed

Definition 5: a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc. - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for hammer in the sense of this definition

(hammer is a kind of ...) a stick used for playing a drum

(... is part of hammer) a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another

Definition 6: the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for hammer in the sense of this definition

(hammer is a kind of ...) the part of a mechanical device that strikes something

(... is part of hammer) the action that ignites the charge in a firearm

Definition 7: a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw - [noun denoting artifact]

(hammer is a kind of ...) equipment needed to participate in a particular sport

Definition 8: the ossicle attached to the eardrum - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for hammer in the sense of this definition

(hammer is a kind of ...) ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear

(... is part of hammer) the main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear

Definition 9: beat with or as if with a hammer - [verb of contact]

Samples where hammer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hammer the metal flat

(hammer is a kind of ...) hit repeatedly

"beat on the door" "beat the table with his shoe"

(... is a kind of hammer ) beat with a sledgehammer

(hammer has a similar meaning as ...) create by hammering

"hammer the silver into a bowl" "forge a pair of tongues"

Definition 10: create by hammering - [verb of creation]

Samples where hammer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hammer the silver into a bowl
  • forge a pair of tongues

Synonyms for hammer in the sense of this definition

(hammer is a kind of ...) shape by beating

"beat swords into ploughshares"

(... is a kind of hammer ) hammer into thin flat foils

"foliate metal"

(... is a kind of hammer ) forge with a dropforge

"drop-force the metal"

(hammer has a similar meaning as ...) beat with or as if with a hammer

"hammer the metal flat"

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