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bang/hammer on the door (=hit it very loudly and urgently)
▪ A policeman was banging on the door across the road.
hammer and sickle
hammer out an agreementinformal (= decide on an agreement after a lot of discussion and disagreement)
▪ Traders are focused on Washington, where Republicans and Democrats are hammering out an agreement to balance the federal budget.
steam engine/train/hammer etc (=an engine etc that works by steam power)
take a hammering/beating (=be forced to accept defeat or a bad situation)
▪ Small businesses took a hammering in the last recession.
▪ Such speeds are far faster than any hammer blow and considerably faster than the flight of bullets.
▪ The tunnels were quiet during the hammer blow of 1972.
▪ It brought another hammer blow to Britain's depressed farming industry.
▪ She glanced at her own reflection in the mirror and the answer came with the suddenness of a hammer blow.
▪ Labour's energy spokesman says the decision is bad news for the consumer and a hammer blow for the coal industry.
▪ Granny's thoughts had the strength of hammer blows and they'd pounded her personality into the walls.
▪ The sight was a hammer blow to Yuri Rudakov.
▪ It was followed by a hammer blow that echoed like thunder through the steel hulk.
▪ To Leeds the news must have come like a blow from a steam hammer.
▪ The steam hammer seen here was his best known work.
▪ The concussion of the exploding wave drove me down like a steam hammer.
▪ There are three gas furnaces, one each for the steam hammers, drop stamps, and rolling mill.
▪ As for football, it also came under the hammer for the usual reasons.
▪ The miracle of their obedience came with the hammer at dawn.
▪ He had come across rooms with hammers hammered into the walls, screwdrivers screwed into the floor and saws sawed in half.
▪ In 1972 it failed to reach reserve price when it came under the hammer at auction.
▪ Read in studio A collection of battered old toys has come under the hammer at an auction today.
▪ It was part of the contents of a unique toy museum in Buckinghamshire most of which came under the hammer today.
▪ Hundreds of items go under the hammer to save a medieval manor.
▪ The rest of his collection is going under the hammer.
▪ So that and nearly 500 other lots will go under the hammer at Sotherbys tomorrow.
▪ They will go under the hammer at the London auctioneers Spink on 17 May.
▪ Fawcett then hit him with the hammer.
▪ Put the Blob on the waxed paper and hit it with the hammer or rock.
▪ The children had been suffocated and Mrs Garvey hit with a hammer.
▪ Meanwhile detectives have revealed that his wife died from head injuries after being hit with a hammer.
▪ The best way to do this is to wrap them in a thick layer of newspaper and hit them with a hammer.
hit/drive/hammer etc sth home
▪ Any friction at the hammer pivot will slow down the movement of the hammer, tending to make the action sluggish.
▪ John Henry threw his hammer and snuffed out the fuse.
▪ Milk, two ice cubes crushed with a hammer between two squares of paper towel, and Maalox.
▪ Now move the wooden handle of the hammer gradually over the edge of the table.
▪ The hammers in Stein's vis-à-vis piano action point away from the player.
▪ The hammers in Streicher's down-striking action point towards the player.
▪ The Plot John Henry was born with a hammer in his hand and was the strongest baby anybody had ever seen.
▪ All afternoon, Martin had been hammering away in the conservatory.
▪ Clinton hammered away at campaign themes tailor-made to appeal to predominantly white swing voters who might otherwise vote for Republican Bob Dole.
▪ Often George came in at five o'clock in the morning to hammer away at the pirate ship in the carpenter's shop.
▪ Mrs Clinton began hammering away at the issues during her appearance before Florida Democrats at the Democratic convention.
▪ Thereafter it hammers away with great effect until it has excavated a narrow tunnel as much as three feet long.
▪ I keep hammering away at this point but it applies to so many areas and it's so rarely done.
▪ He was here to hammer home plans to spend more on education.
▪ If not, the Internal Revenue Service certainly hammered home the message.
▪ That lesson was hammered home by a 1995 Louis Harris and Associates poll commissioned by the Shriners.
▪ But the vice-president kept hammering home his belief that every vote cast in Florida should be counted before the presidency is awarded.
▪ This is hardly surprising, given the way governments the world over have for decades hammered home the dogma of prohibition.
▪ The real danger of these rigs was hammered home recently during a small Open match which saw me ducking for shelter.
▪ That is precisely the message that our consumer society implicitly hammers home.
▪ The meetings are not meant to serve as glorified works councils, hammering out grand agreements on petty feuds.
▪ The toxic substances department must approve it and hammer out a legal agreement with the group before moving forward.
▪ Fifteen minutes later centre forward Quigg was left free to hammer the ball home from 20 yards.
▪ Men poured from both and raced through the cheering crowd, up the steps, to hammer at the door.
▪ Instead, he marched through the hedge and up her back steps and hammered on the door.
▪ The shock started me hammering at my door again.
▪ Soon he was hammering on the door, thud after thud, a noise fit to wake the dead.
▪ She stopped shouting and gave up hammering on the door.
▪ Seb hammered at the door and tugged at the bell-pull but without anyone answering.
▪ Owls were hooting in the forest when some one came running up the path and hammered on the door.
▪ Sometimes he had every bedroom full by 9 p.m. and people would be hammering on the door to get in.
▪ As the child subjected him to a solemn, no-nonsense appraisal, Ashley's heart began to hammer behind her ribs.
▪ I stood up, my heart hammering, hyperventilating.
▪ Her heart was hammering as she went up the narrow, cheerless stairs she'd last climbed before her interview.
▪ He could feel his heart hammering in his chest, his blood coursing like a dark, hot tide in his veins.
▪ Presently she heard footsteps coming along the gallery, and sat on the bed, waiting, her heart hammering a little.
▪ Her heart started to hammer against her ribs, her brain went into overdrive.
▪ Walking to the kitchen, she filled the electric kettle, her heart hammering in her chest.
▪ Or does one hammer the nails into one's own coffin?
▪ The Halutzim were busy packing boxes, hammering nails, tying up chests, writing labels with thick pens and pencils.
▪ This will be awkward to achieve ergonomically because it is more easy for a person to hammer nails straight in.
hit/drive/hammer etc sth home
take a hammering/be given a hammering
▪ After a weekend of sawing and hammering nails into 2-by-4s, the dog house was finished.
▪ Chicago hammered San Diego 13-2.
▪ Her heart hammered against her ribs.
▪ Investors have been hammered by a series of dismal economic reports.
▪ The children hammered at the door to be let in out of the rain.
▪ Clinton hammered away at campaign themes tailor-made to appeal to predominantly white swing voters who might otherwise vote for Republican Bob Dole.
▪ Finally he got a job hammering spikes to make the great railroads.
▪ If not, the Internal Revenue Service certainly hammered home the message.
▪ Jane dreamt she was clinging to the edge of a cliff, and her bank manager was hammering at her fingers.
▪ The men hammering it together had beckoned us, beaming, inviting inspection.
▪ Until he found his goal in life, hammering spikes into the railroad tracks, he was not fully happy.
▪ We could hear them coming up the stairs right to our door and then shouting and hammering on it.
▪ White cleared up to the pink with a break of 31 but missed a difficult black which McManus hammered into the yellow pocket.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hammer \Ham"mer\ (h[a^]m"m[~e]r), n. [OE. hamer, AS. hamer, hamor; akin to D. hamer, G. & Dan. hammer, Sw. hammare, Icel. hamarr, hammer, crag, and perh. to Gr. 'a`kmwn anvil, Skr. a[,c]man stone.]

  1. An instrument for driving nails, beating metals, and the like, consisting of a head, usually of steel or iron, fixed crosswise to a handle.

    With busy hammers closing rivets up.

  2. Something which in form or action resembles the common hammer; as:

    1. That part of a clock which strikes upon the bell to indicate the hour.

    2. The padded mallet of a piano, which strikes the wires, to produce the tones.

    3. (Anat.) The malleus. See under Ear.

    4. (Gun.) That part of a gunlock which strikes the percussion cap, or firing pin; the cock; formerly, however, a piece of steel covering the pan of a flintlock musket and struck by the flint of the cock to ignite the priming.

    5. Also, a person or thing that smites or shatters; as, St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies.

      He met the stern legionaries [of Rome] who had been the ``massive iron hammers'' of the whole earth.
      --J. H. Newman.

  3. (Athletics) A spherical weight attached to a flexible handle and hurled from a mark or ring. The weight of head and handle is usually not less than 16 pounds.

    Atmospheric hammer, a dead-stroke hammer in which the spring is formed by confined air.

    Drop hammer, Face hammer, etc. See under Drop, Face, etc.

    Hammer fish. See Hammerhead.

    Hammer hardening, the process of hardening metal by hammering it when cold.

    Hammer shell (Zo["o]l.), any species of Malleus, a genus of marine bivalve shells, allied to the pearl oysters, having the wings narrow and elongated, so as to give them a hammer-shaped outline; -- called also hammer oyster.

    To bring to the hammer, to put up at auction.


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.

  2. To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating. ``Hammered money.''

  3. To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; -- usually with out.

    Who was hammering out a penny dialogue.


Hammer \Ham"mer\, v. i.

  1. To be busy forming anything; to labor hard as if shaping something with a hammer.

    Whereon this month I have been hammering.

  2. To strike repeated blows, literally or figuratively.

    Blood and revenge are hammering in my head.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hamor "hammer," from Proto-Germanic *hamaraz (cognates: Old Saxon hamur, Middle Dutch, Dutch hamer, Old High German hamar, German Hammer). The Old Norse cognate hamarr meant "stone, crag" (it's common in English place names), and suggests an original sense of the Germanic words as "tool with a stone head," from PIE *akmen "stone, sharp stone used as a tool" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic kamy, Russian kameni "stone"), from root *ak- "sharp" (see acme). Hammer and sickle as an emblem of Soviet communism attested from 1921, symbolizing industrial and agricultural labor.


late 14c., from hammer (n.). Meaning "to work (something) out laboriously" recorded from 1580s. Meaning "to defeat heavily" is from 1948. Related: Hammered; hammering. Hammered as a slang synonym for "drunk" attested by 1986.


n. 1 A tool with a heavy head and a handle used for pounding. 2 A moving part of a firearm that strikes the firing pin to discharge a gun. 3 (context anatomy English) The malleus, a small bone of the middle ear. 4 (context music English) In a piano or dulcimer, a piece of wood covered in felt that strikes the string. 5 (context sports English) A device made of a heavy steel ball attached to a length of wire, and used for throwing. 6 (context curling English) The last rock in an end. 7 (context Ultimate Frisbee English) A frisbee throwing style in which the disc is held upside-down with a forehand grip and thrown above the head. 8 Part of a clock that strikes upon a bell to indicate the hour. 9 One who, or that which, smites or shatters. vb. 1 To strike repeatedly with a hammer, some other implement, the fist, etc. 2 To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating. 3 (context figuratively English) To emphasize a point repeatedly. 4 (context sports English) To hit particularly hard.

  1. v. beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"

  2. create by hammering; "hammer the silver into a bowl"; "forge a pair of tongues" [syn: forge]

  1. n. the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled [syn: cock]

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

  3. an athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible [syn: hammer throw]

  4. the ossicle attached to the eardrum [syn: malleus]

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

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

  7. a power tool for drilling rocks [syn: power hammer]

  8. the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); "the sudden hammer of fists caught him off guard"; "the pounding of feet on the hallway" [syn: pound, hammering, pounding]


HAMMER is a high-availability 64-bit file system developed by Matthew Dillon for DragonFly BSD using B+trees. Its major features include infinite NFS-exportable snapshots, master-multislave operation, configurable history retention, fsckless-mount, and checksums to deal with data corruption. HAMMER also supports data block deduplication, meaning that identical data blocks will be stored only once on a file system.

Hammer (disambiguation)

A hammer is a type of tool.

Hammer may also refer to:

Hammer (comics)
See also Hammer and Anvil (comics), Justin Hammer and H.A.M.M.E.R..

Hammer is the name of various different fictional characters appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Hammer (film)

Hammer is a 1972 blaxploitation film directed by Bruce Clark. The film was released following the successes of Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and Shaft, notable 1971 films that popularized black cinema. It starred Fred Williamson as B.J. Hammer. Williamson went on to become a staple of the genre.

Hammer (firearms)

The hammer is the term given to the part of a firearm that converts stored up potential energy into the initial source of energy to fire a projectile. It is so called due to the fact that it resembles a workman’s hammer in both form and function; the hammer itself is a metal piece that forcefully rotates about a pivot point. In firearms, the weapon is initially held in a cocked state. When in this state, the hammer has been pulled back and put into a “ready” position with a spring mechanism pulling the hammer so as to cause it to strike when released. This release is connected with the trigger of the weapon, and when the trigger is pulled by the handler of the weapon, the potential energy that is stored in the spring mechanism is released in one quick burst of Kinetic energy.

Once the hammer has been released, it snaps back into its unprimed position and strikes one of various mechanisms to ignite the gunpowder and fire the projectile.

Many firearms in modern times employ a system wherein a hammer comes into contact with a firing pin after it has been released from its primed state by the pull of the trigger. The firing pin acts to linearly transfer the kinetic energy released from the hammer to the primer located in the cartridge itself where chemicals combust, creating a spark, and igniting the gunpowder.

Many modern firearms have the ability by choice of the user or by design to automatically prime the hammer by pulling the trigger. These are often called double action triggers, for they both prime the hammer and release it in the same motion. Other modern weapons still allow the option for the user to manually prime the hammer. In doing so, the user reduces the pull force needed to discharge the weapon, for no additional work must be done to prime the hammer when firing.

Hammer (automobile)

The Hammer was an automobile built in Detroit, Michigan by the Hammer Motor Company from 1905-06. The Hammer was a light car built with a two-cylinder, 12 hp engine in 1905. This was replaced with a 24 hp, four-cylinder engine for 1906. The five-seater tonneau weighted 1,800 lbs, and came with a choice of a planetary or sliding-gear transmission, with a shaft final drive. The Hammer Motor Company was formed as part of the Hammer-Sommer when they became defunct in 1905.

Hammer (nickname)

Hammer is a nickname which may refer to:

  • Hank Aaron (born 1934), American baseball player
  • Jörg Albertz (born 1971), German footballer
  • Gabe Carimi (born 1988), All-American football player
  • Mark Coleman (born 1964), American mixed-martial artist, collegiate, Olympic and professional wrestler
  • Tom DeLay (born 1947), 23rd Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives
  • Armen Gilliam (1964–2011), American basketball player
  • Matt Hamill (born 1976) American mixed-martial artist, collegiate wrestler
  • Joel Hanrahan (born 1981), American baseball player
  • Thomas Hitzlsperger (born 1982), German footballer, "Der Hammer"
  • Vyacheslav Molotov (1890–1986), Soviet politician and diplomat
  • Jim Shapiro (attorney), American personal injury lawyer
  • Greg Valentine (born 1950), American professional wrestler
  • Fred Williamson (born 1938), American football player and actor
  • Josh Willingham (born 1979), American baseball player
Hammer (song)

"Hammer" is a song by Bob Marley. It was first recorded early in Marley's career (probably 1968) but never appeared on the Bob Marley & The Wailers studio albums in the seventies. JAD Records ultimately released remastered versions of the early studio sessions of Bob Marley & Wailers; "Hammer" is included on Fy-ah, Fy-ah and a Sly and Robbie remix of the song is included on Man To Man. A version of the song also appears on the box-set Songs of Freedom.

The song was covered by Sublime.

Hammer (album)

Hammer is the third album by Afrob released in February 2005 by Four Music. It is produced by many famous producers like Needlz, Jaz-O and Waajeed.

Hammer (1900 automobile)

The Hammer was an Australian automobile built in Mount Torrens, South Australia by bicycle mechanic Bruno Hammer. Hammer had never seen an automobile when he was asked to build one. He used imported drawings and built the entire vehicle himself, including the chassis, wheels, engine and carburettor. Few details have survived but probably only one car was built.

Hammer (name)

Hammer is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • A.J. Hammer (born 1966), American television and radio personality
  • Anthony Hammer, Australian actor
  • Armand Hammer (1898–1990), U.S. physician, entrepreneur, oil magnate and art collector
  • Armie Hammer (born 1986), American actor
  • Barbara Hammer (born 1939), American film maker
  • Beatrice Hammer (born 1963), French writer
  • Bernhard Hammer (1822–1907), Swiss president
  • Bob Hammer (born 1930), American jazz pianist, composer and arranger
  • Cec Hammer (1926–2013), Australian rules footballer
  • Charles Christian Hammer (1952–2004), American classical guitarist
  • Chuck Hammer, American guitarist and composer
  • Doc Hammer, American musician, actor, film and television writer, voice actor, and painter
  • Edward E. Hammer (1931-2012), engineer who was at the forefront of fluorescent lighting research
  • Ellen Hammer (1921-2001), American historian
  • Emanuel Frederick Hammer (1926–2005), American psychologist and author
  • Emerson Hammer (1856–1940), American politician
  • Ernst Hammer (1884-1957), highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II
  • Frederic E. Hammer (1909–1980), New York politician and judge
  • Friedrich Julius Hammer (1810–1862), German poet
  • Heathcote Hammer (1905-1961), Australian World War II general
  • Jan Hammer (born 1948), composer
  • Jay Hammer (born 1944), American actor
  • John Hammer (born 1935), founder of sporting competitions for older players
  • Jon Ludvig Hammer (born 1990), Norwegian chess player
  • Jørgen Hammer (born 1991), Norwegian association football player
  • Joshua Hammer (born 1957), American journalist
  • Julie Hammer (born 1955), Royal Australian Air Force air vice marshal, first woman to be promoted to one-star and two-star rank
  • Kim Hammer (born 1958), member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
  • Kristian Hammer (born 1976), Norwegian Nordic combined skier
  • Lance Hammer, American independent filmmaker
  • Lisa Hammer (born 1967), American filmmaker, actress, composer and singer
  • Marion P. Hammer, American gun rights activist, first female president of the National Rifle Association
  • Michael Hammer (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Moshe Hammer (born 1946), Canadian violinist
  • Peter Ladislaw Hammer (1936-2006), Romanian-born American mathematician
  • Reuven Hammer (born 1933), Conservative Jewish rabbi, scholar, author and lecturer
  • Sarah Hammer (born 1983), American professional racing cyclist and two-time Olympic silver medalist
  • Simon Christian Hammer (1866–1932), Norwegian writer and journalist
  • Victor Hammer (1882–1967), Austrian-born American painter, sculptor, printer and typographer
  • William C. Hammer (1865-1930), U.S. Representative from North Carolina
  • William Joseph Hammer (1858–1934), American electrical engineer and aviator; president of the Edison Pioneers
  • Zevulun Hammer (1936–1998), Israeli politician
Hammer (candlestick pattern)

A hammer is a type of bullish reversal candlestick pattern, made up of just one candle, found in price charts of financial assets. The candle looks like a hammer, as it has a long lower wick and a short body at the top of the candlestick with little or no upper wick. In order for a candle to be a valid hammer most traders say the lower wick must be two times greater than the size of the body portion of the candle, and the body of the candle must be at the upper end of the trading range.

When you see the hammer form in a downtrend this is a sign of a potential reversal in the market as the long lower wick represents a period of trading where the sellers were initially in control but the buyers were able to reverse that control and drive prices back up to close near the high for the day, thus the short body at the top of the candle.

After seeing this chart pattern form in the market most traders will wait for the next period to open higher than the close of the previous period to confirm that the buyers are actually in control.

Two additional things that traders will look for to place more significance on the pattern are a long lower wick and an increase in volume for the time period that formed the hammer.

Usage examples of "hammer".

Among the molluscs and zoophytes, I found in the meshes of the net several species of alcyonarians, echini, hammers, spurs, dials, cerites, and hyalleae.

Heart hammering in his throat, Alec turned Patch and galloped back to find Seregil.

Anyone who wanted to be the best at javelin, hammer, shot or discus needed the kind of muscle that anabolic steroids could provide a lot more easily than training.

Using it as a club, he began hammering disrespectfully on the nearest Anointed, a male teenager with muscular shoulders and a terrible bone-deep wound across the entire front of his body, which had probably killed him.

Hammered silver, an arched neck, great dark eyes that looked Aris full in the face.

At least some of that many normal arquebus would have had their priming soaked during the crossing, but all of these weapons fired successfully into the mass of pirates hammering at the shield wall.

They bore a variety of weapons, including axes and hammers as well as an occasional crossbow or spear, and they shouted their hatred and anger at the attackers who had emerged from the brush with such shocking and brutal speed.

Knuckles dinged and bleeding, his clothes white, nose filled with plaster dust, he bashed a hole big enough, dropped the hammer and wriggled through, tearing his cape in the process.

Big Bob hammered and beat and bashed, swearing huge and terrible oaths, pulling out tufts of synthetic hair and bruising synthetic skin.

These came armed with ferules and birchen rods, being a race of schoolmasters, who first discovered the marvelous sympathy between the seat of honor and the seat of intellect,--and that the shortest way to get knowledge into the head was to hammer it into the bottom.

At the first opportunity we meant to make a quiet trip up there with hammer and drill to obtain specimens for assay, but for one reason or another we did not get round to it until August, when we planned the blackberrying excursion.

The sensation of being blindfolded and treated like this had her heart hammering but as well as that she found now that she was acutely aware of how vulnerable she was sexually.

Ah, if I could only hammer that into the brains of every rancher of the San Joaquin, yes, and of every owner of every bonanza farm in Dakota and Minnesota.

Even in the sudden shock of Booc oNz: Will Hem Lee 8z finding Foxy there, Will Henry noticed that the hammer of the rifle was cocked.

The old and new apartments soon boomed to the sounds of saws and hammers, and the air was laden with the scent of glue and varnish and fresh paint.