claw hammer

a hammer having a head with one end curved and cleft for pulling out nails. See illus. under hammer.
Informal. a dress coat.


clawhammer, adjective Unabridged
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claw hammer
Also called: carpenter's hammer a hammer with a cleft at one end of the head for extracting nails

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Example sentences
Using a clumsy nailing gun is work, but swinging a claw hammer is satisfying work.
Twenty-ounce, straight claw hammer with shock reduction grip.
Ulnar deviation and short-term strength reductions as affected by a curve handled ripping hammer and a conventional claw hammer.
The worker carried a pneumatic nail gun and a claw hammer.
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