Lath hammer | Article about lath hammer by The Free Dictionary
lath hammer, lathing hammer, lathing hatchet
A hammer which has a small hatchet blade on the side opposite the hammer head; the blade has a small lateral nick for pulling out nails; esp. used for cutting and nailing wood lath.
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