lath hammer

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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The suspect was found shortly after, wearing a ski mask and holding a lath hammer, and turned out to be a police officer.
Peel back wallpaper and use a lath hammer to remove any large sections of damaged cornice.