English dictionary definition of:



  • the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
  • a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
  • the ossicle attached to the eardrum
  • a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike such percussion instruments as chimes, kettledrums, marimbas, glockenspiels, etc.
  • a heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw
  • a striker that is covered in felt and that causes the piano strings to vibrate
  • a power tool for drilling rocks
  • the act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows)


  • beat with or as if with a hammer
  • create by hammering


cock   forge   hammering   mallet   malleus   pound   pounding  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list Short a words and learn about the word hammer in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 6. Short vowels e.g. e or ea? o or u? .

Scrabble score for hammer

Scrabble score = 13

generated at 05:23:36 on 17-05-22

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