hammerhead


hammerhead
a) The portion of a hammer containing the metal striking face (also including the claw or peen if so equipped).
b) Any of various sharks of the genus Sphyrna or Zygaena having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape.
Syn: hammerhead shark, hammer fish, balance fish

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  • Hammerhead — may refer to:* The head of a hammer.In zoology: * Hammerhead sharks (genus Sphyrna ), of which there are nine known species. * Hammerkop ( Scopus umbretta ), a bird of order Ciconiiformes, may also be known as a hammerheadIn music: * Black… …   Wikipedia

  • HammerHead — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Hammerhead peut se traduire par « tête de marteau » et désigne le requin marteau en anglais. Le terme peut aussi se référer à : Sommaire 1… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hammerhead — bei der Rheinkultur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hammerhead — Ham mer*head ( h[e^]d ), n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A shark of the genus {Sphyrna} or {Zyg[ae]na}, having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape. The {Sphyrna zyg[ae]na} is found in the North Atlantic. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hammerhead — (n.) type of shark, 1843, from HAMMER (Cf. hammer) (n.) + HEAD (Cf. head) (n.). So called for its broad, transverse head …   Etymology dictionary

  • hammerhead — ► NOUN ▪ a shark with flattened blade like extensions on either side of the head …   English terms dictionary

  • hammerhead — [ham′ər hed΄] n. 1. the head of a hammer, specif. the part with a flat surface for striking 2. any of a family (Sphyrnidae, order Carcharhiniformes) of large, tropical sharks that have a mallet shaped head with an eye near the center of each end… …   English World dictionary

  • Hammerhead — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Hammerhead peut se traduire par « tête de marteau » et désigne le requin marteau en anglais. Le terme peut aussi se référer à : Sommaire 1… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hammerhead — Para la maniobra acrobática, véase caída del ala. Para la canción, véase Hammerhead (canción). Cabeza de Martillo Primera aparición The Amazing Spider Man #113 (Oct 1972) Creador(es) Gerry Conway John Romita, Sr …   Wikipedia Español

  • hammerhead — 1. n. a stupid person; a person whose head seems to be as solid as a hammer. □ You can be such a hammerhead! □ What a hammerhead! Totally dense! 2. n. a drunkard or a drug user. □ These hammerheads can’t even hold a simple job for the most part …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hammerhead — hammerheaded, adj. /ham euhr hed /, n. 1. the part of a hammer designed for striking. 2. a shark of the genus Sphyrna, esp. S. zygaena, having the head expanded laterally so as to resemble a double headed hammer, sometimes dangerous to swimmers.… …   Universalium


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