water hammer

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

water hammer

noun

Definition of WATER HAMMER

:  a concussion or sound of concussion of moving water against the sides of a containing pipe or vessel (as a steam pipe)

First Known Use of WATER HAMMER

1850

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: water–hammer (intransitive verb)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: water hair grass
All Words Near: water hammer

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up water hammer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).