from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hammer with a long head, flat face, and narrow peen, used for swaging down rivets. See cuts under hammer and peen.
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They are named mostly according to their uses; as, the riveting-hammer, Fig. 159, the upholsterer's hammer, Fig. 160, the veneering-hammer, Fig. 162, etc.