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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.


(Tools) a power hammer that is raised or tilted by a cam and allowed to fall under gravity


or trip′ ham`mer,

a heavy hammer raised and then let fall by some tripping device, as a cam.
[1775–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.triphammer - a massive power hammer; raised by a cam until released to fall under gravity
power hammer, hammer - a power tool for drilling rocks


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