belly-helve

[ bel-ee-helv ]
/ ˈbɛl iˌhɛlv /

noun British Metalworking.

a triphammer in which the cams act at a point along the helve, partway between the fulcrum and the head.

Origin of belly-helve

First recorded in 1880–85
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