backing hammer

noun

Definition of backing hammer

: a hammer with a broad claw at one end of the head and a flat head at the other end used in shaping the backbones of books

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First Known Use of backing hammer

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Backing hammer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backing%20hammer. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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