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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges [syn: maul, sledge, sledgehammer] v
1: beat with a sledgehammer [syn: sledgehammer, sledge]

Merriam Webster's

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>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a large heavy hammer used to break stone etc. 2 (attrib.) heavy or powerful (a sledgehammer blow). Etymology: OE slecg, rel. to SLAY(1)

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also sledge-hammer(sledgehammers) A sledgehammer is a large, heavy hammer with a long handle, used for breaking up rocks and concrete. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

bang, baste, batter, beat, buffet, bulldozer, coercive, drub, flail, flap, forcible, hammer, knock, lambaste, larrup, maul, paste, patter, pelt, pommel, pound, pulverize, pummel, rap, spank, steamroller, strong-arm, thrash, thresh, thump, violent, wallop, whip



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