What is hammer?

  • (noun): The ossicle attached to the eardrum.
    Synonyms: malleus
    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 - 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
Hammer - Gallery
... Claw hammer Framing hammer Geologist's hammer Upholstery hammer Cross-peen hammer Ball-peen hammer Rubber mallet Wooden mallet Sledgehammer Stone tapping hammer Perforated hammer head of stone ...
... 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 ... Hammer's superstar-status and entertaining showmanship made him a household name and hip hop icon ... Prior to becoming ordained, Hammer signed with Suge Knight's Death Row Records by 1995 ...
Mchammer - Legacy and Pop Culture Fame
... 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 ...

More definitions of "hammer":

  • (noun): A hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking.
  • (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
  • (verb): Beat with or as if with a hammer.
    Example: "Hammer the metal flat"
  • (verb): Create by hammering.
    Example: "Hammer the silver into a bowl"
    Synonyms: forge
  • (noun): A power tool for drilling rocks.
    Synonyms: power hammer
  • (noun): The part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled.
    Synonyms: cock
  • (noun): A striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate.
  • (noun): A heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw.
  • (noun): The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows).
    Example: "The sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"
    Synonyms: pound, hammering, pounding

Famous quotes containing the word hammer:

    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)

    At the door of every happy person there should be a man with a hammer whose knock would serve as a constant reminder of the existence of unfortunate people.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    I suppose that one of the psychological principles of advertising is to so hammer the name of your product into the mind of the timid buyer that when he is confronted with a brusk demand for an order he can’t think of anything else to say, whether he wants it or not.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)