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Definition of "sledge-hammer" [sledge-hammer]

  • The largest hammer used in forges or by smiths in forging or shaping iron on an anvil. See sledge. (noun)
  • To hit hard; batter as with a sledge-hammer.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "sledge-hammer" in a sentence
  • "Shows that abortions cannot be reduced by using the sledge-hammer of the law as it hits the poweless most."
  • "The mainmast, still fast by the shrouds, beat like a thunderous sledge-hammer against the ship's side, every stroke bringing groans from the men."
  • "His smashing, sledge-hammer manner of attack invariably made them forget themselves."