Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A printer's tool consisting of a metal bar formed into a hammer head at one end and a claw at the other, -- used as a lever and hammer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In printing, an iron hammer with a split curved claw at the end which serves for a handle. The claw is used as a pry for lifting forms from the bed of a press.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • A meaty, crispy, gelatinous sheep's-foot croquette is a reminder that nose-to-tail eating, so fetishized by American chefs, is just the way they do things in France.

    Eating Well in Historic Rouen


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