hammer butt

noun

Definition of hammer butt

: the block holding the base of a hammer shank in a piano action

First Known Use of hammer butt

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Hammer butt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammer%20butt. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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