the hammer


: an event in which people compete by throwing a hammer (a metal sphere attached to a flexible handle) for distance
He won a gold medal in the hammer.

Examples of the hammer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wine-centric spread, about 30 miles northeast of Silicon Valley, is going under the hammer in a no-reserve digital auction that will be held from November 30 to December 14. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 21 Nov. 2023 Leaders who pride themselves on their strength or their nationalist credentials tend to pick up the hammer. Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Affairs, 16 Nov. 2023 They were both told to drop the hammer, but DePape wrestled it away and hit Paul Pelosi with it multiple times. Barnini Chakraborty, Washington Examiner, 14 Nov. 2023 With the highest reserve of $3.35 million and being the first couple to go under the hammer, the odds seemed to be against them. Alexandra Koster,, 5 Nov. 2023 When the hammer finally drops, the two must grapple with the power imbalance. Henry Chandonnet, Peoplemag, 8 Aug. 2023 Body camera footage offered further details of the incident, showing how police told the suspect to drop the hammer. Kyler Alvord, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023 Thousands of rural Nepalis joined their ranks, vowing to kill millions and hoist the hammer and sickle atop Chomolungma. Sean Williams, Harper's Magazine, 11 Sep. 2023 However, a third consecutive losing season will no doubt bring the hammer down. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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“The hammer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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