What is hammer?

  • (noun): The part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled.
    Synonyms: cock
    See also — Additional definitions below


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.

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Mchammer - Personal Life - Christian Beliefs and Pastoral Ministry
... 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" ...
Mchammer - Legacy and Pop Culture Fame
... Widely considered the first "mainstream" 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 - Gallery
... Claw hammer Framing hammer Geologist's hammer Upholstery hammer Cross-peen hammer Ball-peen hammer Rubber mallet Wooden mallet Sledgehammer Stone tapping ...
Mchammer - Music Career - DanceJamtheMusic (2008–2009)
... 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 another album announced ... 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 ...
... Stanley Kirk Burrell (born March 30, 1962), better known by his stage name MC Hammer (or simply Hammer), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, spokesman and actor ... 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 and trademark Hammer pants ... Hammer's superstar-status and entertaining showmanship made him a household name and hip hop icon ...

More definitions of "hammer":

  • (verb): Create by hammering.
    Example: "Hammer the silver into a bowl"
    Synonyms: forge
  • (noun): The ossicle attached to the eardrum.
    Synonyms: malleus
  • (noun): The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows).
    Example: "The sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"
    Synonyms: pound, hammering, pounding
  • (noun): A hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking.
  • (noun): A power tool for drilling rocks.
    Synonyms: power hammer
  • (noun): A striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate.
  • (verb): Beat with or as if with a hammer.
    Example: "Hammer the metal flat"
  • (noun): A heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw.
  • (noun): An athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible.
    Synonyms: hammer throw

Famous quotes containing the word hammer:

    Many hammer all over the wall and believe that with each blow they hit the nail on the head.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    He asked water, and she gave him milk; she brought forth butter in
    a lordly dish.
    She put her hand to the nail, and her right hand to the workmen’s
    hammer; and with the hammer she smote Sis’e-ra, she smote off his
    head, when she had pierced and stricken through his temples.
    Bible: Hebrew Judges (l. V, 25–26)

    In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well oiled in the closet, but unused.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)