from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The end of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface, often wedge-shaped or ball-shaped and used for chipping, indenting, and metalworking.
- transitive v. To hammer, bend, or shape with a peen.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Penis.
- n. The (often spherical) end of the head of a hammer opposite the main hammering end.
- v. To shape metal by striking it, especially with a peen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A round-edged, or hemispherical, end to the head of a hammer or sledge, used to stretch or bend metal by indentation.
- n. The sharp-edged end of the head of a mason's hammer.
- transitive v. To draw, bend, or straighten, as metal, by blows with the peen of a hammer or sledge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That end of a hammer-head or similar tool which terminates in an edge, or in a sharp, rounded cone-shaped, hemispherical, or otherwise specially modified point, as distinguished form the ordinary flat face. See also cuts under hammer.
- To treat by striking regularly all over with the peen of a hammer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the part of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface (may have various shapes)
Probably of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From penis by shortening. (Wiktionary)
Etymology uncertain. Possibly from Old French panne, pene, (whence Modern French panne "peen"); possibly from a Scandinavian source, compare dialectal Norwegian penn "peen" or Danish pind "peg". (Wiktionary)