bushhammer

noun
bush·​hammer | \ ˈbu̇sh +ˌ- \

Definition of bushhammer

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a hammer with a serrated face for dressing stone and concrete

bushhammer

transitive verb
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Definition of bushhammer (Entry 2 of 2)

: to dress (stone or concrete) with a bushhammer

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History and Etymology for bushhammer

Noun

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 Aug. 2020.

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