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bushhammer

or bush ham·mer

[boo sh-ham-er]
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noun Masonry.
  1. a hammer for dressing stone, having one or two square faces composed of a number of pyramidal points.

Origin of bushhammer

1880–85; < German Bosshammer, equivalent to obsolete boss(en) to beat + hammer hammer
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British Dictionary definitions for bushhammer

bushhammer

noun
  1. a hammer with small pyramids projecting from its working face, used for dressing stone

Word Origin

C19: from German Bosshammer, from bossen to beat + hammer
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