Definition of steam hammer in English:

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steam hammer


A large steam-powered hammer used in forging.
Example sentences
  • If they had been made in the second half of the 19th century they would have been shaped by compression, perhaps using a steam hammer.
  • But by the dawn of the twentieth century, advertisers' new, bolder methods meant that ‘like the Nasmuth steam hammer, advertising can be used with crushing, irresistible force’.
  • A six and 10 fours came from him, some of them remarkable as respectable deliveries outside off - stump were whipped through the on-side with a right hand biffing in like a steam hammer.

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