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noun [countable]     hammer pronunciation in American English
/ˈhæmər/
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  1. 1
    Sound effect a tool used for hitting things or forcing nails into wood that consists of a handle and a heavy metal top with one flat side

    He smashed a hole in the window with a hammer.

    take a hammer to something (=hit something hard using a hammer):

    She took a hammer to the headlights of his car.

  2. 2
    the part of a gun that pushes against the bullet to make the explosion when you pull the trigger with your finger
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    a part in a piano that hits the strings to make a sound
  4. 5
    medical the malleus in the ear
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