(noun, verb)


1. the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled

Similar word(s): cock

Definition categories: man–made, striker

2. a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking

Definition categories: man–made

3. the ossicle attached to the eardrum

Similar word(s): malleus

Definition categories: body

4. a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.

Similar word(s): mallet

Definition categories: man–made, drumstick

5. a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw

Definition categories: man–made

6. a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate

Definition categories: man–made, striker

7. a power tool for drilling rocks

Definition categories: man–made

8. the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

- the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard

Similar word(s): hammering, pound, pounding

Definition categories: act, blow

Sentences with hammer as a noun:

- St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies.


1. beat with or as if with a hammer

- hammer the metal flat

Definition categories: contact, beat

2. create by hammering

- hammer the silver into a bowl

Similar word(s): forge

Definition categories: creation, beat

Sentences with hammer as a verb:

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

- We hammered them 5-0!