claw hammer(redirected from claw hammers)
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1. A hammer having a head with one end forked for removing nails.
2. Informal A tailcoat.
(Tools) a hammer with a cleft at one end of the head for extracting nails. Also called: carpenter's hammer
1. a hammer having a head with one end curved and cleft for pulling out nails.
2. tail coat.
claw′ham`mer, claw′-ham`mer, adj.