hammerhead
noun Date: 1562 1. the striking part of a hammer 2. blockhead 3. any of a family (Sphyrnidae) of active voracious medium-sized sharks that have the eyes at the ends of lateral extensions of the flattened head — see shark illustration

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  • Hammerhead — may refer to:* The head of a hammer.In zoology: * Hammerhead sharks (genus Sphyrna ), of which there are nine known species. * Hammerkop ( Scopus umbretta ), a bird of order Ciconiiformes, may also be known as a hammerheadIn music: * Black… …   Wikipedia

  • HammerHead — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Hammerhead peut se traduire par « tête de marteau » et désigne le requin marteau en anglais. Le terme peut aussi se référer à : Sommaire 1… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hammerhead — bei der Rheinkultur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hammerhead — Ham mer*head ( h[e^]d ), n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A shark of the genus {Sphyrna} or {Zyg[ae]na}, having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape. The {Sphyrna zyg[ae]na} is found in the North Atlantic. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hammerhead — (n.) type of shark, 1843, from HAMMER (Cf. hammer) (n.) + HEAD (Cf. head) (n.). So called for its broad, transverse head …   Etymology dictionary

  • hammerhead — ► NOUN ▪ a shark with flattened blade like extensions on either side of the head …   English terms dictionary

  • hammerhead — [ham′ər hed΄] n. 1. the head of a hammer, specif. the part with a flat surface for striking 2. any of a family (Sphyrnidae, order Carcharhiniformes) of large, tropical sharks that have a mallet shaped head with an eye near the center of each end… …   English World dictionary

  • Hammerhead — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Hammerhead peut se traduire par « tête de marteau » et désigne le requin marteau en anglais. Le terme peut aussi se référer à : Sommaire 1… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hammerhead — Para la maniobra acrobática, véase caída del ala. Para la canción, véase Hammerhead (canción). Cabeza de Martillo Primera aparición The Amazing Spider Man #113 (Oct 1972) Creador(es) Gerry Conway John Romita, Sr …   Wikipedia Español

  • hammerhead — 1. n. a stupid person; a person whose head seems to be as solid as a hammer. □ You can be such a hammerhead! □ What a hammerhead! Totally dense! 2. n. a drunkard or a drug user. □ These hammerheads can’t even hold a simple job for the most part …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hammerhead — hammerheaded, adj. /ham euhr hed /, n. 1. the part of a hammer designed for striking. 2. a shark of the genus Sphyrna, esp. S. zygaena, having the head expanded laterally so as to resemble a double headed hammer, sometimes dangerous to swimmers.… …   Universalium

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