hammerhead

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noun ham·mer·head \ ˈha-mər-ˌhed \

Definition of hammerhead

1 :the striking part of a hammer
3 :any of a family (Sphyrnidae) of active voracious medium-sized sharks that have the eyes at the ends of lateral extensions of the flattened head — see shark illustration

Examples of hammerhead in a Sentence

  1. we despair of ever getting those hammerheads to buckle their seat belts without prodding

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First Known Use of hammerhead

1562


HAMMERHEAD Defined for Kids

hammerhead

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noun ham·mer·head \ ˈha-mər-ˌhed \

Definition of hammerhead for Students

:a shark that has a wide flattened head with the eyes spaced widely apart


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