bush hammer

bushhammer

[boosh-ham-er]
noun Masonry.
a hammer for dressing stone, having one or two square faces composed of a number of pyramidal points.
Also, bush hammer.


Origin:
1880–85; < German Bosshammer, equivalent to obsolete boss(en) to beat + hammer hammer

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bushhammer (ˈbʊʃˌhæmə)
 
n
a hammer with small pyramids projecting from its working face, used for dressing stone
 
[C19: from German Bosshammer, from bossen to beat + hammer]

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