Definition of tilt hammer in English:

Share this entry

tilt hammer

noun

A heavy pivoted hammer used in forging, raised mechanically and allowed to drop on the metal being worked.
Example sentences
  • He may have seen this water driven tilt hammer used for crushing metal ore in Yorkshire.
  • The Society had earlier been instrumental in saving the tilt hammers in the forge from being scrapped in 1942.
  • The tilt hammer could perform the labor of twenty men and greatly increased productivity.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: tilt ham¦mer

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.