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steam hammer

noun
1.
a hammer for forging, operated by steam.
Origin of steam hammer
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • First of all the sections were made under the steam-hammer, in T pieces and boss ends, and shut in the middle.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
  • The steam-hammer shed has thus been deprived of much of its importance.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
  • If you put him at the steam-hammer he is still at home; he will forge out an ingot or bloom with the best man on the ground.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
  • There are other ways of breaking a walnut than crushing it with a steam-hammer.

  • I have said that steam-hammer forging is on the decline in the railway town.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
  • The invention of the steam-hammer was the result of necessity.

    Great Facts Frederick C. Bakewell
  • The steam-hammer forger is one of the most skilful and useful, as well as the most interesting of men.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
  • I once compared him to a steam-hammer, whose marvellous sensitivity enables it to crack an egg-shell or crush iron.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • The other was like cracking your egg for breakfast with a steam-hammer.

  • To my steam-hammer an oil furnace had recently been attached and several managers came daily to experiment with it.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams

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