wellhammered

hammered

[ham-erd]
adjective
shaped, formed, or ornamented by a metalworker's hammer: a hammered bowl of brass; hammered gold.

Origin:
1515–25; hammer + -ed2

unhammered, adjective
well-hammered, adjective
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Word Origin & History

hammer
O.E. hamor, from P.Gmc. *khamur. The O.N. cognate hamarr meant "stone, crag" (it's common in Eng. place names), and suggests an original sense of "tool with a stone head," from PIE *komor- "hammer," from base *akm- "sharp (stone)," cf. Slav. kamy, Rus. kameni "stone." The verb is first attested c.1430.
Hammerhead shark is from 1861.
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Medical Dictionary

hammer ham·mer (hām'ər)
n.
See malleus.

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