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1trip–hammer

noun trip–ham·mer \ˈtrip-ˌha-mər\

Definition of TRIP-HAMMER

:  a massive power hammer having a head that is tripped and allowed to fall by cam or lever action

First Known Use of TRIP-HAMMER

1781

2trip–hammer

adjective

Definition of TRIP-HAMMER

:  suggesting a trip-hammer in loud pounding or persistent action

First Known Use of TRIP-HAMMER

1846

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