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drop hammer

Origin of drop hammer
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They hung it on the other pulley and, when it was in place, the end was about three feet below the drop-hammer.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • This shop contains six down-draught forges and one drop-hammer, and is also served by the telpherage system.

  • Jerking the rope in his hands, Tom Nedley tripped the latch holding the drop-hammer, and instantly Ramsay felt the weight.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for drop-hammer

drop hammer

another name for drop forge
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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