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ham·mer·head

 (hăm′ər-hĕd′)
n.
1. The head of a hammer.
2. Any of several predatory sharks of the genus Sphyrna, having the sides of the head elongated into fleshy extensions with the eyes at the ends.
3. A wading bird (Scopus umbretta) of Africa and Arabia, having brown plumage, a large bladelike bill, and a long backward-pointing crest. Also called hamerkop.
4. An African fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus), the male of which has a distinctive enlarged head.

hammerhead

(ˈhæməˌhɛd)
n
1. (Animals) any shark of the genus Sphyrna and family Sphyrnidae, having a flattened hammer-shaped head
2. (Animals) a heavily built tropical African wading bird, Scopus umbretta, related to the herons, having a dark plumage and a long backward-pointing crest: family Scopidae, order Ciconiiformes
3. (Animals) a large African fruit bat, Hypsignathus monstrosus, with a large square head and hammer-shaped muzzle
ˈhammerˌheaded adj

ham•mer•head

(ˈhæm ərˌhɛd)

n.
1. the part of a hammer designed for striking.
2. any shark of the genus Sphyrna, having a mallet-shaped head with an eye at each end.
3. Also called ham•mer•kop (ˈhæm ərˌkɒp) a brown wading bird of Africa, Scopus umbretta, with a stout bill and crested head.
[1525–35]
ham′mer•head`ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hammerhead - a stupid personhammerhead - a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
dolt, dullard, pillock, poor fish, pudden-head, pudding head, stupe, stupid, stupid person - a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
2.hammerhead - the striking part of a hammer
hammer - a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
head - the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer"
peen - the part of a hammerhead opposite the flat striking surface (may have various shapes)
3.hammerhead - medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped headhammerhead - medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous
shark - any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
genus Sphyrna, Sphyrna - type genus of the Sphyrnidae
smooth hammerhead, Sphyrna zygaena - fished for the hides and vitamin-rich liver
smalleye hammerhead, Sphyrna tudes - fished for the hide and vitamin-rich liver
bonnet shark, bonnethead, shovelhead, Sphyrna tiburo - small harmless hammerhead having a spade-shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries
Translations
vasarahai

hammerhead

[ˈhæməhed] N (= shark) → pez m martillo

hammerhead

n (= shark)Hammerhai m; (of hammer)Hammerkopf m

hammerhead

[ˈhæməˌhɛd] n (shark) → pesce m martello inv
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