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sledge·ham·mer

 (slĕj′hăm′ər)
n.
A long heavy hammer, often wielded with both hands, used for driving wedges and posts and for other heavy work.
tr.v. sledge·ham·mered, sledge·ham·mer·ing, sledge·ham·mers
To strike with or as if with a sledgehammer.
adj.
Ruthlessly severe; crushing: sledgehammer prosecutorial tactics.

[Middle English slegge (from Old English slecg) + hammer.]

sledgehammer

(ˈslɛdʒˌhæmə)
n
1. (Tools) a large heavy hammer with a long handle used with both hands for heavy work such as forging iron, breaking rocks, etc
2. (modifier) resembling the action of a sledgehammer in power, ruthlessness, etc: a sledgehammer blow.
vb
(tr) to strike (something) with or as if with a sledgehammer
[C15 sledge, from Old English slecg a large hammer; related to Old Norse sleggja, Middle Dutch slegge]

sledge•ham•mer

(ˈslɛdʒˌhæm ər)

n.
1. a large heavy hammer wielded with both hands.
v.t., v.i.
2. to hammer, beat, or strike with or as if with a sledgehammer.
adj.
3. overly forceful.
[1485–95]

sledgehammer


Past participle: sledgehammered
Gerund: sledgehammering

Imperative
sledgehammer
sledgehammer
Present
I sledgehammer
you sledgehammer
he/she/it sledgehammers
we sledgehammer
you sledgehammer
they sledgehammer
Preterite
I sledgehammered
you sledgehammered
he/she/it sledgehammered
we sledgehammered
you sledgehammered
they sledgehammered
Present Continuous
I am sledgehammering
you are sledgehammering
he/she/it is sledgehammering
we are sledgehammering
you are sledgehammering
they are sledgehammering
Present Perfect
I have sledgehammered
you have sledgehammered
he/she/it has sledgehammered
we have sledgehammered
you have sledgehammered
they have sledgehammered
Past Continuous
I was sledgehammering
you were sledgehammering
he/she/it was sledgehammering
we were sledgehammering
you were sledgehammering
they were sledgehammering
Past Perfect
I had sledgehammered
you had sledgehammered
he/she/it had sledgehammered
we had sledgehammered
you had sledgehammered
they had sledgehammered
Future
I will sledgehammer
you will sledgehammer
he/she/it will sledgehammer
we will sledgehammer
you will sledgehammer
they will sledgehammer
Future Perfect
I will have sledgehammered
you will have sledgehammered
he/she/it will have sledgehammered
we will have sledgehammered
you will have sledgehammered
they will have sledgehammered
Future Continuous
I will be sledgehammering
you will be sledgehammering
he/she/it will be sledgehammering
we will be sledgehammering
you will be sledgehammering
they will be sledgehammering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sledgehammering
you have been sledgehammering
he/she/it has been sledgehammering
we have been sledgehammering
you have been sledgehammering
they have been sledgehammering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sledgehammering
you will have been sledgehammering
he/she/it will have been sledgehammering
we will have been sledgehammering
you will have been sledgehammering
they will have been sledgehammering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sledgehammering
you had been sledgehammering
he/she/it had been sledgehammering
we had been sledgehammering
you had been sledgehammering
they had been sledgehammering
Conditional
I would sledgehammer
you would sledgehammer
he/she/it would sledgehammer
we would sledgehammer
you would sledgehammer
they would sledgehammer
Past Conditional
I would have sledgehammered
you would have sledgehammered
he/she/it would have sledgehammered
we would have sledgehammered
you would have sledgehammered
they would have sledgehammered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sledgehammer - a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedgessledgehammer - a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
hammer - a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
Verb1.sledgehammer - beat with a sledgehammer
hammer - beat with or as if with a hammer; "hammer the metal flat"
Translations

sledgehammer

[ˈsledʒˌhæməʳ] Nalmádena f

sledgehammer

[ˈslɛdʒhæmər] nmarteau m de forgeron

sledgehammer

[ˈslɛdʒˌhæməʳ] nmazza