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trip hammer

[′trip ‚ham·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
A large power hammer whose head is tripped and falls by cam or lever action.
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Cooper survived a series of blows well south of the border before despatching Italian tormentor Piero Tomasoni with that famed, trip-hammer left hook.
Between the din of the trip-hammer sleet and the fabric over their faces, it sounded like they were arguing about ski masks and a Turkish pastry.
Among those marching to the battle were brothers Asa and Andrus Waters, flintlock musket makers, and Nathaniel Whitmore, who owned the first trip-hammer (used in blacksmithing and iron working).
Power for his first lathe, drill press and trip-hammer was supplied by a Model A, 4-cylinder engine connect to an overhead line shaft.