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triphammer

[trip-ham-er] /ˈtrɪpˌhæm ər/
noun
1.
Machinery. a heavy hammer raised and then let fall by means of some tripping device, as a cam.
adjective
2.
of, resembling, or characteristic of the repetitive and forceful pounding of a triphammer:
He was subjected to triphammer interrogation by the police detectives.
Also, trip hammer.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism; trip1 + hammer
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British Dictionary definitions for trip-hammer

triphammer

/ˈtrɪpˌhæmə/
noun
1.
a power hammer that is raised or tilted by a cam and allowed to fall under gravity
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