Hammerhead meaning

hăm'ər-hĕd'
The head of a hammer.
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Any of several predatory sharks of the genus Sphyrna, having the sides of the head elongated into fleshy extensions with the eyes at the ends.
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A wading bird (Scopus umbretta) of Africa and Arabia, having brown plumage, a large bladelike bill, and a long backward-pointing crest.
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An African fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus), the male of which has a distinctive enlarged head.
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The head of a hammer, specif. the part with a flat surface for striking.
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Any of a family (Sphyrnidae, order Carcharhiniformes) of large, tropical sharks that have a mallet-shaped head with an eye near the center of each end.
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A very large African fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus) with a large horselike head.
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A large, brownish, crested African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) of a family (Scopidae) with only one species.
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The portion of a hammer containing the metal striking face (also including the claw or peen if so equipped).
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(zoology) Any of various sharks of the genus Sphyrna or Zygaena having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape.
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(zoology) A fresh-water fish; the stone-roller, in the minnow family Cyprinidae.
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(zoology) An African fruit bat, the hammer-headed fruit bat, Hypsignathus monstrosus, so called from its large blunt nozzle.
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(slang) A stupid person, a dunce.
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(biology) A kind of ribozyme; hammerhead ribozyme.
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Origin of hammerhead