[ ham-er-lis ]
/ ˈhæm ər lɪs /


(of a firearm) having the hammer concealed within the receiver.


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Origin of hammerless

First recorded in 1870–75; hammer + -less
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British Dictionary definitions for hammerless

/ (ˈhæməlɪs) /


(of a firearm) having the hammer enclosed so that it is not visible
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