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tilt hammer

a drop hammer used in forging, consisting of a heavy head at one end of a pivoted lever.
Origin of tilt hammer
First recorded in 1740-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The form of cam shown in Fig. 93 is one much used in iron works for setting in motion the tilt hammer.

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  • In all cases in which a tilt hammer is used, the bellows from which the blast proceeds is moved by water or steam power.

British Dictionary definitions for tilt hammer

tilt hammer

a drop hammer consisting of a heavy head moving at the end of a pivoted arm; used in forging
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