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Meaning & Definition of Hammer in English

English

Hammer

/hæmər/

noun

1. The part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled

    synonym:
  • hammer
  • ,
  • cock

2. A hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle

  • Used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
    synonym:
  • hammer

3. The ossicle attached to the eardrum

    synonym:
  • malleus
  • ,
  • hammer

4. A light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.

    synonym:
  • mallet
  • ,
  • hammer

5. A heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire

  • Used in the hammer throw
    synonym:
  • hammer

6. A striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate

    synonym:
  • hammer

7. A power tool for drilling rocks

    synonym:
  • hammer
  • ,
  • power hammer

8. The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

  • "The sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"
  • "The pounding of feet on the hallway"
    synonym:
  • hammer
  • ,
  • pound
  • ,
  • hammering
  • ,
  • pounding

verb

1. Beat with or as if with a hammer

  • "Hammer the metal flat"
    synonym:
  • hammer

2. Create by hammering

  • "Hammer the silver into a bowl"
  • "Forge a pair of tongues"
    synonym:
  • forge
  • ,
  • hammer

Examples of using

Could I borrow a hammer?
Give me a hammer.
She hit him with a hammer.