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sledgehammer

a large heavy hammer with a long handle used with both hands for heavy work such as forging iron, breaking rocks, etc.

sledgehammer

[′slej‚ham·ər]
(design engineering)
A large heavy hammer that is usually wielded with two hands; used for driving stakes or breaking stone.

sledgehammer, sledge

A large hammer having two faces; weighs up to 100 lb (45 kg); grasped with both hands.
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CCTV footage, passed to Merseyside Police, shows three men using a sledgehammer and a crowbar to smash the front doors of the centre.
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One had a sledgehammer and the others were carrying baseball bats and sticks.
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The crab fishermen of the Bering Sea set out from Dutch Harbor here, the biggest commercial fishing port in the United States by tonnage and value of catch, to face down 30-, 40- and sometimes, 50-foot waves and the ice that coats everything on their boats and has to be smashed off with sledgehammers.
The anxiously awaited 2001 Sledgehammers are now moving down the assembly line and three models will be available for shipment this week, two of which are destined for dealers at the Sturgis Rally and the third for a dealer in Pomona, Calif.
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