Resembling a hammer or some aspect of one.

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  • USS Hammerhead (SSN-663) — USS Hammerhead (SSN 663), a Sturgeon class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the hammerhead shark, a voracious fish found in warm seas, with a curious hammerlike head. The contract to build her was awarded… …   Wikipedia

  • hammer — hammerable, adj. hammerer, n. hammerlike, adj. /ham euhr/, n. 1. a tool consisting of a solid head, usually of metal, set crosswise on a handle, used for beating metals, driving nails, etc. 2. any of various instruments or devices resembling this …   Universalium

  • malacostracan — /mal euh kos treuh keuhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the crustacean subclass Malacostraca, which includes the lobsters, shrimps, crabs, etc. n. 2. a malacostracan crustacean. [1825 35; < NL Malacostrac(a) order of crustacea ( < Gk, neut …   Universalium

  • mallet — /mal it/, n. 1. a hammerlike tool with a head commonly of wood but occasionally of rawhide, plastic, etc., used for driving any tool with a wooden handle, as a chisel, or for striking a surface. 2. the wooden implement used to strike the balls in …   Universalium

  • martel — /mahr tel, mahr tel /, n. a hammerlike, shafted weapon having a head with a point at one end and a blunt face at the other. Also called martel de fer /mahr tel deuh fer , mahr tel /. [1275 1325; ME < MF < VL *martellus, dim. of L martulus,… …   Universalium

  • percussion welding — a form of resistance welding in which the required pressure is provided by a hammerlike blow. * * * …   Universalium

  • pick — pick1 pickable, adj. /pik/, v.t. 1. to choose or select from among a group: to pick a contestant from the audience. 2. to seek and find occasion for; provoke: to pick a fight. 3. to attempt to find; seek out: to pick flaws in an argument. 4. to… …   Universalium

  • tup — /tup/, n., v., tupped, tupping. n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a male sheep; ram. 2. the head of a falling hammerlike mechanism, as of a steam hammer or pile driver. v.t. 3. Chiefly Brit. (of a ram) to copulate with (a ewe). v.i. 4. Chiefly Brit. (of a ewe) …   Universalium

  • tap — 1. To withdraw fluid from a cavity by means of a trocar and cannula, hollow needle, or catheter. 2. To strike lightly with the finger or a hammerlike instrument in percussion or to elicit a tendon …   Medical dictionary

  • mallet — mal·let (malґət) a hammerlike tool, usually with a nonmetallic head, for striking something without leaving a mark …   Medical dictionary

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