trip-hammer

noun
trip-ham·​mer | \ ˈtrip-ˌha-mər How to pronounce trip-hammer (audio) \

Definition of trip-hammer

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a massive power hammer having a head that is tripped and allowed to fall by cam or lever action

trip-hammer

adjective

Definition of trip-hammer (Entry 2 of 2)

: suggesting a trip-hammer in loud pounding or persistent action

First Known Use of trip-hammer

Noun

1781, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Trip-hammer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trip-hammer. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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