fall of the hammer

: the customary stroke of the hammer or gavel made by an auctioneer to denote that the sale is closed and the highest previous bid is accepted compare by inch of candle at inch entry 1

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“Fall of the hammer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20of%20the%20hammer. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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