tack hammer



a light hammer for driving tacks, often magnetized to hold the tack to the head.

Origin of tack hammer

First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for tack hammer

Historical Examples of tack hammer

  • There was the tip-tap-tip of a tack-hammer going on in a distant corner.

    Homespun Tales

    Kate Douglas Wiggin

  • In his emotion he dropped the tack-hammer within an ace of my head.

  • If you make dents with a tack-hammer in Mother's piano, that is not right; that is a surprise.

    A Melody in Silver

    Keene Abbott

  • She wore a paper of pins on the breast of her silk dress, she had a tack-hammer thrust in her belt.

  • And I made about as much headway talkin' to him as I would if I'd been assaultin' that tank with a tack-hammer.

British Dictionary definitions for tack hammer

tack hammer


a light hammer for driving tacks
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