from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy, power-operated hammer that is lifted by a cam or lever and then dropped.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A powered machine used in a forge which repeatedly strikes work placed on an anvil.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A tilt hammer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tilting-hammer or machine-hammer operated by a cam or other device, which trips the lever and allows the hammer to fall. It is essentially the same as the tilt-hammer (where see cut).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a massive power hammer; raised by a cam until released to fall under gravity
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