- A hammer which has one side of the head flattened for striking, and the other rounded for flattening rivets or forming a dome. Also see bush hammer, claw hammer, mallet, and nail.
Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.
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ballpein hammer — /ˈbɔlpeɪn ˌhæmə/ (say bawlpayn .hamuh), /ˈbɔlpin/ (say bawlpeen) noun a hammer having a head with one end shaped like a ball, suitable for beating metal. Also, ballpeen hammer … Australian English dictionary
hammer —  To hit with a hammer.  To ride hard and fast.  Someone who rides hard and fast.  Trucker slang for the accelerator pedal as in When we get past this parking lot we can really hit the hammer.  A hand tool with a (usually metal) and … Dictionary of automotive terms
lump hammer — A hammer with a heavy, rectangular head, usually made of iron, used to strike stone cutting tools. Also see ballpein hammer, bush hammer, chisel, claw hammer, and mallet … Glossary of Art Terms
bush hammer — A steel stone carving tool, often with a large, brick like head, having two striking ends, each covered with rows of pyramidal metal points. Found in several sizes, some with a longer, thinner head. Bush hammers are used to dress the surface… … Glossary of Art Terms
mallet — A wooden hammer used to apply force to chisels in wood carving. Also see ballpein hammer, bush hammer, and claw hammer … Glossary of Art Terms
dent — A depression in a surface made by pressure or a hit. Also see carve, concave, dapping block, declivity, ear, fluted, hammers (ballpein hammer, bush hammer, claw hammer, mallet, manipulate, mortise, relief, repoussé, rugosity, subtractive, and… … Glossary of Art Terms