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  • n. A hammerer; a forgeman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hammerer; a forgeman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mechanic whose work involves the use of the hammer, as a blacksmith, weaponsmith or armorer, goldsmith, etc.


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  • For just as we have seen on the old coin the hammerman [Page: 100] and his motto answer to the town and school; so now on its reissue to the renascent local arts and crafts, with their commemoration in this library.

    Civics: as Applied Sociology

  • It was only when the nails had been driven home and the hammerman had climbed down to admire his handiwork that the flaws in this novel form of punishment became evident.

    River God

  • Then some thinking fellow grabbed the swaying bag of its scrotum, and in the single frozen instant his action afforded the slaughtermen, the hammerman and the axeman swung together.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Pointing to a drawing of the old Scotch bawbee, Professor Geddes said it was not a very dignified symbol of the coinage of the world, but let them mark how it had on the one side the hammerman at his work, with his motto "_Beat deus artem_," and, on the other side, a larger legend, with the eagle of the empire and the lamb of Saint John.

    Civics: as Applied Sociology

  • On one side stands the hammerman at his anvil, below him the motto of his guild,

    Civics: as Applied Sociology

  • Blackwell had been up twice; and the second time, Gifford, who was acting as hammerman, had to sit in the bottom of the shaft, pretending to load the half-drilled hole.


  • They looked with suspicion on the disguised hammerman, who, in his agitation, struck a false blow with the sledge hammer, which broke the shaft in two.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • The smith offered him protection, disguised him as a hammerman, with a leather apron in front, and asked him to lend a hand at his work.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • The stalwart hammerman turned upon his assailant, and, wrenching a dagger from him, speedily overpowered him.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • The Florentine artists took a sheet of gold or of silver and divided the sheet up with great scissors, and then they hammered the cut-out pieces as only a Florentine hammerman could hammer them.

    Bunyan Characters (3rd Series)


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