2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hammer \Ham"mer\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Hammered} (-m[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hammering}.]

1. To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron.

2. To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating. "Hammered money." --Dryden.

3. To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; -- usually with out.

Who was hammering out a penny dialogue. --Jeffry.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: shaped or worked with a hammer and often showing hammer marks; "a bowl of hammered brass"

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