Definition of drop hammer in English:

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drop hammer

Pronunciation: /ˈdräp ˌhamər/


A large heavy weight raised mechanically and allowed to drop, as used in drop-forging and pile-driving.
Example sentences
  • They are with young engineer Philip, from Cleveland, who has designed a trailer with a hydraulically-operated drop hammer that allows one person to fence off a field.
  • Trimming should be carried out hot; furnace, drop hammer and trimming press should be as close together as possible to minimize preheating and avoid wasting time and heat.
  • Because triphammers are relatively puny compared to drop hammers, they have to work with the materials they are forging.

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Syllabification: drop ham·mer

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