The definition of a hammer is a tool usually with a wooden handle and metal head used for pounding.(noun)
An example of a hammer is the tool you would use to pound a nail into a wall.
Hammer is defined as to strike or pound something.(verb)
An example of hammer is using a mallet to drive a tent stake into the ground.
See hammer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME hamer < OE hamor, akin to Ger hammer, ON hamarr, crag, cliff < IE *omor-, stone hammer < base *ak-m- < a-, sharp, sharp stone > Gr akmē, point, akmōn, anvil
See hammer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English hamer
Origin: , from Old English hamor; see ak- in Indo-European roots.
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