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bushhammer

[boo sh-ham-er] /ˈbʊʃˌhæm ər/
noun, Masonry.
1.
a hammer for dressing stone, having one or two square faces composed of a number of pyramidal points.
Also, bush hammer.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < German Bosshammer, equivalent to obsolete boss(en) to beat + hammer hammer
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  • If the elevation of the finished surface is higher than specified, bushhammer to the specified elevation.
British Dictionary definitions for bushhammer

bushhammer

/ˈbʊʃˌhæmə/
noun
1.
a hammer with small pyramids projecting from its working face, used for dressing stone
Word Origin
C19: from German Bosshammer, from bossen to beat + hammer
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