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ˈbu̇sh +ˌ-
: a hammer with a serrated face for dressing stone and concrete


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transitive verb

: to dress (stone or concrete) with a bushhammer

Word History



modification of German bosshammer, from obsolete German bossen to beat (from Old High German bōzan) + German hammer, from Old High German hamar

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“Bushhammer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushhammer. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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