Hammer

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

Hammer (plural Hammers)

  1. (soccer) someone connected with West Ham Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German hamar, from Proto-Germanic *hamaraz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱmoros, from *h₂éḱmō (stone). Compare Low German Hamer, Dutch hamer, English hammer, West Frisian hammer, Danish hammer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Hammer m (genitive Hammers, plural Hämmer or Hammer)

  1. hammer, mallet
    Er schlug sich mit dem Hammer auf den Daumen.
    He hit his thumb with the hammer.
  2. (informal) sensation
    Die Entlassung des Ministers war ein Hammer.
    The minister's dismissal was a sensation.
  3. (sports) a hard shot, slam
    Der Torwart parierte einen Hammer von der Strafraumgrenze.
    The keeper saved a hard shot from the 18-yard line.

Usage notes[edit]

The unchanged plural Hammer is not uncommonly heard for senses 2 and 3. In the concrete sense “hammer”, it would be non-standard.

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