claw hammer

   The head of a claw hammer has a flat striking face on one side and two heavy metal prongs on the other used to trap and lever out nail heads.

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  • Claw hammer — Claw Claw (kl[add]), n. [AS. clawu, cl[=a], cle[ o]; akin to D. klaauw, G. klaue, Icel. kl[=o], Sw. & Dan. klo, and perh. to E. clew.] 1. A sharp, hooked nail, as of a beast or bird. [1913 Webster] 2. The whole foot of an animal armed with hooked …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • claw hammer — n. 1. a hammer with one end of the head forked and curved like a claw, used for pulling nails: see HAMMER 2. Informal a swallow tailed coat …   English World dictionary

  • claw hammer — claw ,hammer noun count a hammer with two curved metal parts on its head, used for pulling nails out of wood …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • claw hammer — ► NOUN ▪ a hammer with one side of the head split and curved, used for extracting nails …   English terms dictionary

  • Claw hammer — For other uses, see Claw hammer (disambiguation). Standard claw hammer …   Wikipedia

  • Claw Hammer — For other uses, see Claw hammer (disambiguation). Claw Hammer Origin Long Beach, California Genres Indie rock, punk blues, noise rock Years active 1986–2000 …   Wikipedia

  • claw hammer — noun a hammer with a cleft at one end for pulling nails • Syn: ↑carpenter s hammer, ↑clawhammer • Hypernyms: ↑hammer * * * noun, ⋯ mers [count] : a hammer with a head that is curved and partially split in the back so that it can be used for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • claw hammer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms claw hammer : singular claw hammer plural claw hammers a hammer with two curved metal parts on its head that are used for pulling nails out of wood …   English dictionary

  • claw hammer — claw′ ham mer n. 1) bui a hammer having a head with one end curved and cleft for pulling out nails 2) clo tail coat • Etymology: 1760–70 claw′ham mer, claw′ ham mer, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • claw hammer — clawhammer, adj. 1. a hammer having a head with one end curved and cleft for pulling out nails. See illus. under hammer. 2. Informal. a dress coat. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium


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