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claw hammer

noun

Simple Definition of claw hammer

  • : a hammer with a head that is curved and partially split in the back so that it can be used for pulling out nails

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of claw hammer

  1. 1 :  a hammer with one end of the head forked for pulling out nails

  2. 2 :  tailcoat

Circa 1769

First Known Use of claw hammer

circa 1769


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