Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hammer having a head with one end forked for removing nails.
  • noun Informal A tailcoat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun . A hammer having one end cleft or divided into two claws, for use in drawing nails out of wood.
  • noun A dress-coat; a swallow-tailed coat: so called from the shape of the tail.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any size hammer with 2 prongs protruding back from the head to allow for removing nails from wood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a hammer with a cleft at one end for pulling nails
  • noun a hammer with a cleft at one end for pulling nails

Etymologies

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claw + hammer, descriptive of the shape of the tool's head

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