1. [ verb ] beat with or as if with a hammer

"hammer the metal flat"

Related terms: beat sledgehammer forge
2. [ noun ] (arms) the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
Synonyms: cock
Related terms: striker gunlock
3. [ noun ] a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
Related terms: hand_tool tack_hammer bricklayer's_hammer beetle ball-peen_hammer carpenter's_hammer maul plexor mallet head hammerhead forge
4. [ noun ] a power tool for drilling rocks
Synonyms: power_hammer
Related terms: power_tool triphammer electric_hammer air_hammer
5. [ noun ] a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate
Related terms: striker piano_action
6. [ noun ] a small mallet used by a presiding officer or a judge
Synonyms: gavel
Related terms: beetle mallet
7. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) the ossicle attached to the eardrum
Synonyms: malleus
Related terms: ossicle auditory_ossicle middle_ear
8. [ noun ] (sport) an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible
Synonyms: hammer_throw
Related terms: field_event
9. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1831
10. [ verb ] create by hammering
Synonyms: forge

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

Related terms: beat foliate dropforge forger forging
11. [ noun ] (sport,games) a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw
Related terms: sports_equipment
12. [ noun ] the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)
Synonyms: hammering pounding pound

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

Related terms: blow thump ram
Similar spelling:   Hamer