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steam hammer

  1. a hammer for forging, operated by steam.
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Origin of steam hammer

First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of steam hammer

  • I have said that steam-hammer forging is on the decline in the railway town.

    Life in a Railway Factory

    Alfred Williams

  • The steam-hammer shed has thus been deprived of much of its importance.

  • The date of the first sketch of my steam-hammer was Nov. 24, 1839.

    Stories of Invention

    Edward E. Hale

  • There are other ways of breaking a walnut than crushing it with a steam-hammer.

  • The invention of the steam-hammer was the result of necessity.

    Great Facts

    Frederick C. Bakewell