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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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He met with more adventures than can be told, and narrowly escaped being caught by the Basking Shark, and the Spotted Shark, and the Hammerhead, and he met all the untrustworthy ruffians that loaf up and down the seas, and the heavy polite fish, and the scarlet spotted scallops that are moored in one place for hundreds of years, and grow very proud of it; but he never met Sea Cow, and he never found an island that he could fancy.
All I've ever seen of the great Land of Oz, Unc dear, is the view of that mountain over at the south, where they say the Hammerheads live--who won't let anybody go by them--and that mountain at the north, where they say nobody lives."
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