trip hammer

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trip ham·mer

also trip·ham·mer or trip-ham·mer (trĭp′hăm′ər)
A heavy, power-operated hammer that is lifted by a cam or lever and then dropped.
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A touch to control with the right boot and a trip hammer swing of the left later and Scotland had risen, kicking and screaming from the depths of despair.
Blombach, who has been working and teaching the craft for 41 years at his Trip Hammer Forge in Westminster.
Their first success was the invention of a trip hammer called the Little Giant, a mechanical blacksmith.