from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which strikes in percussion; a percussion-hammer.

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

  • noun (medicine) a small hammer with a rubber head used in percussive examinations of the chest and in testing reflexes


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek plēxis, a blow, from plēssein, plēg-, to strike; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • That weird little rubber-headed hammer the doctor uses to test your reflexes.

    February 26, 2007