A hammer is a tool meant to deliver an impact to an object. The most common uses are for driving nails, fitting parts, forging metal and breaking up objects. Hammers are often designed for a specific purpose, and vary widely in their shape and structure. The usual features are a handle and a head, with most of the weight in the head. The basic design is hand-operated, but there are also many mechanically operated models for heavier uses, such as steam hammers.
The hammer may be the oldest tool for which definite evidence exists. Stone hammers are known which are dated to 2,600,000 BCE.
The hammer is a basic tool of many professions. By analogy, the name hammer has also been used for devices that are designed to deliver blows, e.g. in the caplock mechanism of firearms.
Other articles related to "hammer":
... Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), better known by his stage name MC Hammer (or simply Hammer), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, spokesman ... Remembered for a rapid rise to fame, Hammer is known for his hit records (such as "U Can't Touch This" and "2 Legit 2 Quit"), flamboyant dance movements, choreography ... Hammer's superstar-status and entertaining showmanship made him a household name and hip hop icon ...
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... Since his 2006 album, Hammer continued to produce music and released several other raps that appeared on his social websites (such as Myspace and Dancejam.com) or in commercials, with ... It was a new departure for Hammer, bringing in funky deep soul and mixing it with a more house style ... Hammer and Vanilla Ice had a one-off concert in the McKay Events Center, Orem, Utah ...
... rapper, even when it wasn't "cool" to be, Hammer continues to entertain while sharing his legacy with other rappers (as cited on BET.com) ... Hammer became a fixture of the television airwaves and the big screen, with his music being used in many popular shows, movies and commercials still to this day ... Hammer has also influenced the music industry as well as pop culture catchphrases and slang ...
... Hammer's mainstream success ... Raised Pentecostal, Hammer strayed from his faith during his success, before returning to ministry ... His awareness of this could be found in a movie he made called Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em The Movie (1990), in which he also plays the preacher character named "Reverend Pressure" ...
Famous quotes containing the word hammer:
“You may chisel a boy into shape, as you would a rock, or hammer him into it, if he be of a better kind, as you would a piece of bronze. But you cannot hammer a girl into anything. She grows as a flower does.”
—John Ruskin (18191900)
“This Administration has declared unconditional war on poverty and I have come here this morning to ask all of you to enlist as volunteers. Members of all parties are welcome to our tent. Members of all races ought to be there. Members of all religions should come and help us now to strike the hammer of truth against the anvil of public opinion again and again until the ears of this Nation are open, until the hearts of this Nation are touched, and until the conscience of America is awakened.”
—Lyndon Baines Johnson (19081973)
“Long lion days
Start with white haze.
By midday you meet
A hammer of heat....”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)