[ ham-er-hed ]
/ ˈhæm ərˌhɛd /
the part of a hammer designed for striking.
a shark of the genus Sphyrna, especially S. zygaena, having the head expanded laterally so as to resemble a double-headed hammer, sometimes dangerous to swimmers.
Also called ham·mer·kop [ham-er-kop] /ˈhæm ərˌkɒp/. a brown heronlike African bird, Scopus umbretta, having the head so crested as to resemble a claw hammer.
Slang. blockhead; dunce; lout.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hammerheadham·mer·head·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for hammerhead
According to many fans and critics, the show hurdled the hammerhead a long time ago.‘Still Positive’ Shows Why ‘Homeland’ Hasn’t Jumped the Shark (Yet)|Andrew Romano|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A hammerhead's nest on one of the trees was fully four feet high.
Ang kamambad sa pamingkúngan, The fierceness of a hammerhead shark.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
British Dictionary definitions for hammerhead
/ (ˈhæməˌhɛd) /
any shark of the genus Sphyrna and family Sphyrnidae, having a flattened hammer-shaped head
a heavily built tropical African wading bird, Scopus umbretta, related to the herons, having a dark plumage and a long backward-pointing crest: family Scopidae, order Ciconiiformes
a large African fruit bat, Hypsignathus monstrosus, with a large square head and hammer-shaped muzzle
Derived forms of hammerheadhammerheaded, adjective
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