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Synonyms for hammer
ˈhæm ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hammer, cock(noun)

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

    pounding, rooster, shaft, prick, power hammer, turncock, tool, peter, pound, mallet, hammering, dick, stopcock, malleus, putz, pecker, cock

  2. hammer(noun)

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

    cock, hammering, power hammer, pound, mallet, malleus, pounding

  3. malleus, hammer(noun)

    the ossicle attached to the eardrum

    power hammer, pound, cock, pounding, mallet, malleus, hammering

  4. mallet, hammer(noun)

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

    power hammer, pound, cock, pounding, mallet, malleus, beetle, hammering

  5. hammer(noun)

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

    cock, hammering, power hammer, pound, mallet, malleus, pounding

  6. hammer(noun)

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

    cock, hammering, power hammer, pound, mallet, malleus, pounding

  7. hammer, power hammer(noun)

    a power tool for drilling rocks

    pounding, pound, cock, malleus, power hammer, mallet, hammering

  8. hammer, pound, hammering, pounding(verb)

    the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)

    "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway"

    quid, lbf., dog pound, pounding, buffeting, throbbing, power hammer, malleus, throb, pound, mallet, hammering, pound sign, pound sterling, punt, cock, lb

  9. hammer(verb)

    beat with or as if with a hammer

    "hammer the metal flat"


  10. forge, hammer(verb)

    create by hammering

    "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues"

    form, fake, mould, spirt, excogitate, work, shape, devise, counterfeit, mold, invent, contrive, forge, fashion, formulate, spurt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hammer(n)

    sledge, sledge-hammer, maul, mallet, beetle, gavel, kevel, crandall, marteline

    Associated words:
    peen, hephestic, poll

  2. hammer(v)

    beat, forge, malleate, beetle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "hammer":

    marteau, gavel, hummer, hammar, hamer, sledgehammer, mallet, sledge, hammers

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How to use hammer in a sentence?

  1. George R.R. Martin:

    You can't hammer tin into iron, no matter how hard you beat it, but that doesn't mean it's useless.

  2. James A. Froude:

    You cannot dream yourself into a character you must hammer and forge yourself one.

  3. Publilius Syrus:

    You should hammer your iron when it is glowing hot.

  4. Former US Rep. Joe Walsh:

    Whether he had a gun, a hammer, a bomb, whether he drove a pickup truck through the window of a classroom... He's responsible for that act, not the gun, not the hammer and not the pickup truck.

  5. Sun System & Network Admin manual:

    ... it is important to realize that any lock can be picked with a big enough hammer.

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    A synonym for "subterranean"
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    • B. overhead
    • C. overt
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