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tilt hammer

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noun
  1. a drop hammer used in forging, consisting of a heavy head at one end of a pivoted lever.
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Origin of tilt hammer

First recorded in 1740–50
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for tilt hammer

tilt hammer

noun
  1. a drop hammer consisting of a heavy head moving at the end of a pivoted arm; used in forging
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