Synonyms of hammer


1. hammer, cock, striker

usage: the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled

2. hammer, hand tool

usage: a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking

3. malleus, hammer, auditory ossicle

usage: the ossicle attached to the eardrum

4. mallet, hammer, drumstick

usage: a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.

5. hammer, sports equipment

usage: a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw

6. hammer, striker

usage: a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate

7. hammer, power hammer, power tool

usage: a power tool for drilling rocks

8. hammer, pound, hammering, pounding, blow

usage: the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"


1. hammer, beat

usage: beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"

2. forge, hammer, beat

usage: create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"

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Definition and meaning of hammer (Dictionary)