- a drop hammer used in forging, consisting of a heavy head at one end of a pivoted lever.
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Yates rose and watched him, his face pale, and his heart thumping at his side like a tilt-hammer.Sevenoaks
J. G. Holland
The tilt-hammer weighs from six to twelve hundred pounds, and is most commonly moved by water power.Popular Technology; Volume 2
In 1750 it placed him under a penalty of 200 for erecting a rolling-mill, tilt-hammer or steel-furnace.
This process was formerly performed by striking the ball of iron repeatedly with a tilt-hammer.
- a drop hammer consisting of a heavy head moving at the end of a pivoted arm; used in forging