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English

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A hammer (tool).

Etymology

Old English hamor < Proto-Germanic *hamara-. Cognate with Dutch hamer, German Hammer, Swedish hammare.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
hammer

Plural
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  1. A tool with a heavy head and a handle used for pounding.
  2. A moving part of a firearm that strikes the firing pin to discharge a gun.
  3. (anatomy) The malleus.
  4. (music) In a piano or dulcimer, a piece of wood covered in felt that strikes the string.
  5. (sports) A device made of a heavy steel ball attached to a length of wire, and used for throwing.
  6. (curling) The last rock in an end.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A frisbee throwing style in which the disc is held upside-down with a forehand grip and thrown above the head.

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Verb

Infinitive
to hammer

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to hammer (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To strike repeatedly with a hammer, some other implement, the fist, etc.
  2. (figuratively) To emphasize a point repeatedly.
  3. (sports) To hit particularly hard.
  4. To strike internally, as if hit by a hammer.
    I could hear the engine’s valves hammering once the timing rod was thrown.

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Danish

Noun

hammer c.

  1. hammer

Norwegian (bokmål)

Noun

hammer m.

  1. hammer

West Frisian

Noun

hammer

  1. hammer

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