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a large heavy
wielded with both hands.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
, beat, or strike with or as if with a sledgehammer.
crudely or ruthlessly forceful; lacking all dexterity or grace:
the artist's sledgehammer approach.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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It opted, probably in the last seventy-two hours, for the
Six foot three, and could use a nine-pound
with one hand.
At one point, officers with a
and a crowbar disappeared into a back room.
However, as drafted it has a major flaw--it uses a
when a scalpel is desired.
Seismic energy is created manually with a
or automatically by a compressed air driven hammer.
Levels rails by driving wedges beneath track with maul or
While in the attic, the firefighter is required to use a
to vent the roof.
If a few problem areas exist, they should be addressed, but please put the
back in the shed.
In the end, the fly gets away and all you're left with is the damage caused by the
For this event, the candidate uses the
to strike a measuring device in a target area until the buzzer activates.
British Dictionary definitions for
a large heavy hammer with a long handle used with both hands for heavy work such as forging iron, breaking rocks, etc
) resembling the action of a sledgehammer in power, ruthlessness, etc
a sledgehammer blow
) to strike (something) with or as if with a sledgehammer
from Old English
a large hammer; related to Old Norse
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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