from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hammett, Dashiell 1894-1961. American writer of highly acclaimed detective fiction, including The Maltese Falcon (1930) and The Thin Man (1932).
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- n. United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961)
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