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sledgehammer

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noun sledge·ham·mer \ˈslej-ˌha-mər\

Simple Definition of sledgehammer

  • : a large, heavy hammer with a long handle

Full Definition of sledgehammer

  1. :  a large heavy hammer that is wielded with both hands; also :  something that resembles a sledgehammer in action

15th Century

First Known Use of sledgehammer

15th century


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sledgehammer

verb sledge·ham·mer

Definition of sledgehammer

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to strike with or as if with a sledgehammer

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  to strike blows with or as if with a sledgehammer



    1834

    First Known Use of sledgehammer

    1834


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    sledgehammer

    adjective sledge·ham·mer

    Definition of sledgehammer

    1. :  marked by heavy-handed directness or hard-hitting force <trusting in sledgehammer warfare — C. J. Rolo>



    1827

    First Known Use of sledgehammer

    1827


    SLEDGEHAMMER Defined for Kids

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    noun sledge·ham·mer \ˈslej-ˌha-mər\

    Definition of sledgehammer

    1. :  a large heavy hammer usually used with both hands




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