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drop hammer

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noun
  1. drop forge.

Origin of drop hammer

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for drop hammer

Historical Examples

  • This shop contains six down-draught forges and one drop-hammer, and is also served by the telpherage system.

    The New York Subway

    Anonymous

  • Jerking the rope in his hands, Tom Nedley tripped the latch holding the drop-hammer, and instantly Ramsay felt the weight.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon

    James Arthur Kjelgaard

  • They hung it on the other pulley and, when it was in place, the end was about three feet below the drop-hammer.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon

    James Arthur Kjelgaard


British Dictionary definitions for drop hammer

drop hammer

noun
  1. another name for drop forge
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