sledgehammer
I. noun Date: 15th century a large heavy hammer that is wielded with both hands; also something that resembles a sledgehammer in action II. verb Date: 1834 transitive verb to strike with or as if with a sledgehammer intransitive verb to strike blows with or as if with a sledgehammer III. adjective Date: 1827 marked by heavy-handed directness or hard-hitting force <
trusting in sledgehammer warfare — C. J. Rolo
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