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1. hammerhead

noun. the striking part of a hammer.

Synonyms

  • peen
  • hammer

Antonyms

  • follower
  • natural depression
  • follow

Etymology

  • hammer (English)
  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • head (English)
  • hed (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. hammerhead

noun. medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous.

Synonyms

  • genus Sphyrna
  • hammerhead shark
  • bonnet shark
  • Sphyrna tiburo
  • shovelhead
  • smooth hammerhead
  • shark
  • Sphyrna
  • Sphyrna zygaena
  • bonnethead
  • smalleye hammerhead

Antonyms

  • intelligent
  • precocious
  • stupidity
  • clearheaded

Etymology

  • hammer (English)
  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • head (English)
  • hed (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. hammerhead

noun. a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence.

Synonyms

  • muttonhead
  • dunce
  • loggerhead
  • blockhead
  • bonehead
  • lunkhead
  • dumbass
  • dolt
  • pudding head
  • dullard
  • stupid
  • pillock
  • pudden-head
  • poor fish
  • fuckhead
  • stupid person
  • stupe
  • shithead
  • dunderhead
  • numskull

Antonyms

  • reverse
  • tail
  • foot

Etymology

  • hammer (English)
  • hamer (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • head (English)
  • hed (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with hammerhead


1. Noun, singular or mass
Used by masons to break brick and to hammer nails, brick hammers are very similar to rock hammers, with a hammerhead on one side and a long, sharp chisel on the other.

2. Adjective
The hammerhead uses this unusual physique to seek out a wide range of prey to satiate his unfussy appetite -- and also as leverage to hold down his victim.

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