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hammerhead

noun ham·mer·head \ˈha-mər-ˌhed\

Definition of HAMMERHEAD

1
:  the striking part of a hammer
2
:  blockhead
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

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

First Known Use of HAMMERHEAD

1562

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