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tack hammer

noun
1.
a light hammer for driving tacks, often magnetized to hold the tack to the head.
Origin of tack hammer
1885-1890
1885-90
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Examples from the Web for tack-hammer
Historical Examples
  • She wore a paper of pins on the breast of her silk dress, she had a tack-hammer thrust in her belt.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • He made imitations of tremendous muscular power with a tack-hammer that happened in his way for a sledge.

  • If you make dents with a tack-hammer in Mother's piano, that is not right; that is a surprise.

    A Melody in Silver Keene Abbott
  • And I made about as much headway talkin' to him as I would if I'd been assaultin' that tank with a tack-hammer.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • There was the tip-tap-tip of a tack-hammer going on in a distant corner.

    Homespun Tales Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • In his emotion he dropped the tack-hammer within an ace of my head.

British Dictionary definitions for tack-hammer

tack hammer

noun
1.
a light hammer for driving tacks
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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