trip-hammer

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noun

trip-ham·​mer ˈtrip-ˌha-mər How to pronounce trip-hammer (audio)
: a massive power hammer having a head that is tripped and allowed to fall by cam or lever action

trip-hammer

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adjective

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

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1781, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trip-hammer was in 1781

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Cite this Entry

“Trip-hammer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trip-hammer. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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