Hammett definition by Webster's New World
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Hammett, (Samuel) Dashiell 1894-1961; U.S. detective-story writer
Hammett definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Dashiell 1894-1961.
American writer of highly acclaimed detective fiction, including The Maltese Falcon (1930) and The Thin Man (1932).