1. noun /ˈhæm.ə(ɹ),ˈhæmɚ/
a) A tool with a heavy head and a handle used for pounding.
b) A moving part of a firearm that strikes the firing pin to discharge a gun.
2. verb /ˈhæm.ə(ɹ),ˈhæmɚ/
a) To strike repeatedly with a hammer, some other implement, the fist, etc.

I could hear the engine’s valves hammering once the timing rod was thrown.

b) To emphasize a point repeatedly.

We hammered them 5-0!

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  • Hammer — Ham mer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hammered} ( m[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hammering}.] 1. To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron. [1913 Webster] 2. To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating. Hammered money.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hammer — Ham mer, v. i. 1. To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer. [1913 Webster] Whereon this month I have been hammering. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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