Hammer-heads

hammerhead

[ham-er-hed]
noun
1.
the part of a hammer designed for striking.
2.
a shark of the genus Sphyrna, especially S. zygaena, having the head expanded laterally so as to resemble a double-headed hammer, sometimes dangerous to swimmers.
3.
Also called hammerkop [ham-er-kop] . a brown heronlike African bird, Scopus umbretta, having the head so crested as to resemble a claw hammer.
5.
Slang. blockhead; dunce; lout.

Origin:
1525–35; hammer + head

hammerheaded, adjective
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hammerhead (ˈhæməˌhɛd)
 
n
1.  any shark of the genus Sphyrna and family Sphyrnidae, having a flattened hammer-shaped head
2.  a heavily built tropical African wading bird, Scopus umbretta, related to the herons, having a dark plumage and a long backward-pointing crest: family Scopidae, order Ciconiiformes
3.  a large African fruit bat, Hypsignathus monstrosus, with a large square head and hammer-shaped muzzle
 
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