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claw hammer

noun
1.
a hammer having a head with one end curved and cleft for pulling out nails.
2.
Informal. a dress coat.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
Related forms
clawhammer, adjective
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Examples for claw hammer
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for claw hammer

claw hammer

noun
1.
a hammer with a cleft at one end of the head for extracting nails Also called carpenter's hammer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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