drop hammer

noun

: a power hammer raised and then released to drop (as on metal resting on an anvil or die)

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drop hammer was circa 1864

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“Drop hammer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20hammer. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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