clawhammer

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adjective claw·ham·mer \ ˈklȯ-ˌha-mər \

Definition of clawhammer

:of, relating to, or being a style of banjo playing using the thumb and one or more fingers picking or strumming in a downward direction

First Known Use of clawhammer

1964


claw hammer

noun

Definition of claw hammer

1 :a hammer with one end of the head forked for pulling out nails

First Known Use of claw hammer

circa 1769


CLAWHAMMER Defined for English Language Learners

claw hammer

noun

Definition of claw hammer for English Language Learners

  • : a hammer with a head that is curved and partially split in the back so that it can be used for pulling out nails


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