Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hammer

8 senses of hammer

Sense 1
hammer, cock -- (the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled)
       => striker -- (the part of a mechanical device that strikes something)

Sense 2
hammer -- (a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking)
       => hand tool -- (a tool used with workers' hands)

Sense 3
malleus, hammer -- (the ossicle attached to the eardrum)
       => auditory ossicle -- (ossicles of the middle ear that transmit acoustic vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear)

Sense 4
mallet, hammer -- (a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.)
       => drumstick -- (a stick used for playing a drum)

Sense 5
hammer -- (a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw)
       => sports equipment -- (equipment needed to participate in a particular sport)

Sense 6
hammer -- (a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate)
       => striker -- (the part of a mechanical device that strikes something)

Sense 7
hammer, power hammer -- (a power tool for drilling rocks)
       => power tool -- (a tool driven by a motor)

Sense 8
hammer, pound, hammering, pounding -- (the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway")
       => blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hammer

2 senses of hammer

Sense 1
hammer -- (beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat")
       => beat -- (hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe")

Sense 2
forge, hammer -- (create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues")
       => beat -- (shape by beating; "beat swords into ploughshares")

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