Definition of ball-peen hammer in English:

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ball-peen hammer


A hammer with a rounded end opposite the face.
Example sentences
  • Granddad had made no compromises for these amateurs - if you didn't know your claw hammer from your ball-peen hammer, you'd be better off elsewhere.
  • Use a ball-peen hammer or a block of wood and a nail hammer to knock the tool head out of the ferule on the handle.
  • He thrust the ball-peen hammer right into her - and it went nowhere.

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Syllabification: ball-peen ham·mer

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