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Noun hammer has 8 senses
  1. hammer, cock - the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
    --1 is a kind of striker
    --1 is a part of gunlock, firing mechanism
  2. hammer - a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
    --2 is a kind of
    hand tool
    --2 has part: hammerhead; head
    --2 has particulars:
     ball-peen hammer; bricklayer's hammer; carpenter's hammer, claw hammer, clawhammer; mallet, beetle; maul, sledge, sledgehammer; plexor, plessor, percussor; tack hammer
    Derived forms: verb hammer2, verb hammer1
  3. hammer, hammer throw - an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible
    --3 is a kind of field event
  4. malleus, hammer - the ossicle attached to the eardrum
    --4 is a kind of auditory ossicle
    --4 is a part of middle ear, tympanic cavity, tympanum
  5. hammer - a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw
    --5 is a kind of
    sports equipment, sporting goods
  6. hammer - a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate
    --6 is a kind of
    --6 is a part of piano action
  7. hammer, power hammer - a power tool for drilling rocks
    --7 is a kind of power tool
    --7 has particulars:
     air hammer, jackhammer, pneumatic hammer; electric hammer; triphammer
  8. hammer, pound, hammering, pounding - the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"
    --8 is a kind of blow
Verb hammer has 2 senses
  1. hammer - beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"
    --1 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun hammer2, noun hammering1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. forge, hammer - create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"
    --2 is one way to beat
    Derived form: noun hammer2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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