claw hammer

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noun

a hammer having a head with one end curved and cleft for pulling out nails.
Informal. a dress coat.

Origin of claw hammer

First recorded in 1760–70
Related formsclaw·ham·mer, adjective
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claw hammer


noun

a hammer with a cleft at one end of the head for extracting nailsAlso called: carpenter's hammer
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