noun, plural ham·mer·cloths [ham-er-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈhæm ərˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.
Origin of hammercloth
Examples from the Web for hammercloth
The etymology of this hammercloth, which was simply a covering over the coach-box, seems to have puzzled people considerably.
There is no footboard, whilst a hammercloth for the footman is raised upon scroll ironwork, very well made.
Then, from a lateral path, a closed carriage and pair drove rapidly up to the Hall, and a footman bounced off the hammercloth.The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns|Arnold Bennett
Hammercloth, ham′ėr-kloth, n. the cloth which covers a coach-box.
The masses of gold lace by which the hammercloth and the attendants' liveries were ornamented had an extremely rich effect.Peter Parley's Visit to London|Peter Parley