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Hammond

[ham-uh nd]
noun
  1. John Hays [heyz] /heɪz/, 1855–1936, U.S. engineer.
  2. a city in NW Indiana, near Chicago.
  3. a city in SE Louisiana.
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Hammond1

noun
  1. a city in NW Indiana, adjacent to Chicago. Pop: 80 547 (2003 est)
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Hammond2

noun
  1. Dame Joan. 1912–96, Australian operatic singer, born in New Zealand
  2. Walter Reginald, known as Wally. 1903–65, English cricketer. An all-rounder, he played for England 85 times between 1928 and 1946
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Word Origin and History for hammond

Hammond

type of electric organ favored by 1960s rock bands, trademark name (1935), invented 1929 by U.S. inventor and clockmaker Laurens Hammond (1895-1973).

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