Hammer Ham"mer, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hammered} (-m[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hammering}.] 1. To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron. [1913 Webster]

2. To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating. ``Hammered money.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; -- usually with out. [1913 Webster]

Who was hammering out a penny dialogue. --Jeffry. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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