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  • n. An industrial machine designed to produce a hammer action through steam power.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a hammer for forging, which is worked directly by steam; especially, a hammer which is guided vertically and operated by a vertical steam cylinder located directly over an anvil. In the variety known as Nasmyth's, the cylinder is fixed, and the hammer is attached to the piston rod. In that known as Condie's, the piston is fixed, and the hammer attached to the lower end of the cylinder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A forging-hammer operated by steam-power.

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