ham·​mered | \ ˈha-mərd How to pronounce hammered (audio) \

Definition of hammered

1 : having surface indentations produced or appearing to have been produced by hammering hammered copper
2 slang : drunk sense 1a

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Examples of hammered in a Sentence

They got hammered last night. college students regularly getting hammered at keggers
Recent Examples on the Web The counters are granite with a hammered, leathered finish. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Oct. 2021 In the 344-square-foot kitchen, Gutiérrez built custom cabinetry from rosa morada, a tropical hardwood, and installed utilitarian countertops of hammered black granite. New York Times, 27 Sep. 2021 Everything from hardware to bathtubs and beautiful hammered sinks by Signature Hardware give the bathrooms in this house a spa feel. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, 16 Sep. 2021 One of the holy grails for collectors is the Giant Haskell Minnow, a large hammered copper lure with a flexible tail that wiggles in the water. Ezra Marcus New York Times, Star Tribune, 25 Aug. 2020 Plus, more of Monica Vinader’s friendship bracelets are on markdown, including this style with a diamond pavé center and this pretty hammered metal version. Kami Phillips, PEOPLE.com, 19 Aug. 2020 Tall, copper-wire stools hug a semicircular hammered copper ledge; more comfortable seating comes courtesy of cherry-red banquettes. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2019 Those who stopped in the social hall for food, to eat, get a beverage or to shop for craft items, jewelry, souvenirs or ethnic bakery could view a large hammered copper frieze along the top of the wall. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, 21 Aug. 2017 Hammered copper sinks are surrounded by raw granite tops and Viking, Subzero and Bosch appliances. R. Daniel Foster, latimes.com, 30 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of hammered

1522, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Hammered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hammered. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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