sledgehammer


1sledge·ham·mer

noun \ˈslej-ˌha-mər\

: a large, heavy hammer with a long handle

Full Definition of SLEDGEHAMMER

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

First Known Use of SLEDGEHAMMER

15th century

2sledgehammer

verb

Definition of SLEDGEHAMMER

transitive verb
:  to strike with or as if with a sledgehammer
intransitive verb
:  to strike blows with or as if with a sledgehammer

First Known Use of SLEDGEHAMMER

1834

Rhymes with SLEDGEHAMMER

3sledgehammer

adjective

Definition of SLEDGEHAMMER

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

First Known Use of SLEDGEHAMMER

1827

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