bucking hammer

variants: or

bucking iron

Definition of bucking hammer

  1. :  a heavy iron instrument shaped like a pestle with a wooden handle attached hammer fashion and operated by hand on a bucking board

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Origin and Etymology of bucking hammer

from present participle of 8buck

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capable of being understood in two ways

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