fall of the hammer

Definition of 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 15 Apr. 2021.

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