Synonyms for 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. hammer, hammer throw, field event
usage: an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible
4. malleus, hammer, auditory ossicle
usage: the ossicle attached to the eardrum
5. hammer, sports equipment, sporting goods
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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