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hammer

[ ham-er ]
/ ˈhæm ər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Idioms for hammer

    under the hammer, for sale at public auction: The old estate and all its furnishings went under the hammer.

Origin of hammer

First recorded before 1000; Middle English hamer, Old English hamor; cognate with German Hammer “hammer,” Old Norse hamarr “hammer, crag”; originally, a stone weapon; probably akin to Russian kámen' “stone”

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Definition for hammer (2 of 2)

Hammer
[ ham-er ]
/ ˈhæm ər /

noun

Armand, 1898–1990, U.S. businessman and art patron.
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British Dictionary definitions for hammer

hammer
/ (ˈhæmə) /

noun

verb

See also hammer out

Derived forms of hammer

hammerer, nounhammer-like, adjective

Word Origin for hammer

Old English hamor; related to Old Norse hamarr crag, Old High German hamar hammer, Old Slavonic kamy stone
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Medical definitions for hammer

hammer
[ hămər ]

n.

malleus
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Idioms and Phrases with hammer

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