Hammer vs Swedge - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between hammer and swedge

is that hammer is a tool with a heavy head and a handle used for pounding while swedge is a tool (originally a bevelled chisel) for making grooves in horseshoes.

As verbs the difference between hammer and swedge

is that hammer is to strike repeatedly with a hammer, some other implement, the fist, etc while swedge is to shape metal using a hammer or other force.

hammer

English

(wikipedia hammer)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A tool with a heavy head and a handle used for pounding.
  • A moving part of a firearm that strikes the firing pin to discharge a gun.
  • (anatomy) The malleus of the ear.
  • (music) In a piano or dulcimer, a piece of wood covered in felt that strikes the string.
  • (sports) A device made of a heavy steel ball attached to a length of wire, and used for throwing.
  • (curling) The last rock in an end.
  • (Ultimate Frisbee) A frisbee throwing style in which the disc is held upside-down with a forehand grip and thrown above the head.
  • Part of a clock that strikes upon a bell to indicate the hour.
  • One who, or that which, smites or shatters.
  • St. Augustine was the hammer of heresies.
  • * J. H. Newman
  • He met the stern legionaries [of Rome] who had been the massive iron hammers of the whole earth.

    Derived terms

    * ball peen hammer * claw hammer * cross peen hammer * hammer and sickle * hammerhead * hammer toe * sledgehammer * straight peen hammer * war hammer * Warrington hammer

    See also

    * mallet

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To strike repeatedly with a hammer, some other implement, the fist, etc.
  • To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.
  • * Dryden
  • hammered money
  • (figuratively) To emphasize a point repeatedly.
  • (sports) To hit particularly hard.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 28 , author=Marc Vesty , title=Stoke 0 - 2 Fulham , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=This time the defender was teed up by Andrew Johnson's short free-kick on the edge of the box and Baird hammered his low drive beyond Begovic's outstretched left arm and into the bottom corner, doubling his goal tally for the season and stunning the home crowd. }}
  • To strike internally, as if hit by a hammer.
  • I could hear the engine‚Äôs valves hammering once the timing rod was thrown.
  • (figuratively, sports) To defeat (a person, a team) resoundingly
  • We hammered them 5-0!

    Derived terms

    * (adjective) * hammerer * (verb)

    See also

    * hammer out

    swedge

    English

    Noun

  • A tool (originally a bevelled chisel) for making grooves in horseshoes.
  • (Scotland, slang, uncountable) The drug MDMA.
  • Verb

  • To shape metal using a hammer or other force.
  • (colloquial) To leave (a restaurant etc.) without paying.
  • To fold under or round an object.
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