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hammerhead

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noun ham·mer·head \ˈha-mər-ˌhed\

Definition of hammerhead

  1. 1 :  the striking part of a hammer

  2. 2 :  blockhead

  3. 3 :  any of a family (Sphyrnidae) of active voracious medium-sized sharks that have the eyes at the ends of lateral extensions of the flattened head — see shark illustration



Examples of hammerhead in a sentence

  1. <we despair of ever getting those hammerheads to buckle their seat belts without prodding>



1562

First Known Use of hammerhead

1562


HAMMERHEAD Defined for Kids

hammerhead

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noun ham·mer·head \ˈha-mər-ˌhed\

Definition of hammerhead for Students

  1. :  a shark that has a wide flattened head with the eyes spaced widely apart





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