the hammer

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

hammer play
  1. : a hand tool consisting of a solid head set crosswise on a handle and used for pounding

  2. : a power tool that often substitutes a metal block or a drill for the hammerhead

  3. : something that resembles a hammer in form or action: such as

  1. : to strike blows especially repeatedly with or as if with a hammer : pound

  2. : to make repeated efforts

  3. : to beat, drive, or shape with repeated blows of a hammer


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