- a hammer for forging, operated by steam.
Origin of steam hammer
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for steam hammer
I have said that steam-hammer forging is on the decline in the railway town.
The steam-hammer shed has thus been deprived of much of its importance.
The date of the first sketch of my steam-hammer was Nov. 24, 1839.Stories of Invention
Edward E. Hale
There are other ways of breaking a walnut than crushing it with a steam-hammer.The Criminal & the Community
The invention of the steam-hammer was the result of necessity.Great Facts
Frederick C. Bakewell