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[ham-it] /ˈhæm ɪt/
(Samuel) Dashiell
[duh-sheel,, dash-eel] /dəˈʃil,, ˈdæʃ il/ (Show IPA),
1894–1961, U.S. writer of detective stories. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Hammett counted the money, and McGivney stuck it into his pocket, and then he commanded Peter to put on his shoe again.

  • In truth, the supper down at the old Hammett farmhouse, after the work of the day was over, was the principal event.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • Ford and Hammett are at the dock all ready to search him when I give the word.

    Under Cover Roi Cooper Megrue
  • Walky Dexter was going to drive out to the Hammett place after supper to pick up his load of young people.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • It is sold for ten cents by Hammett, publisher, in Brattle street, Boston.

British Dictionary definitions for Hammett


Dashiell. 1894–1961, US writer of detective novels. His books include The Maltese Falcon (1930) and The Thin Man (1932)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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