Thor's hammer

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English[edit]

Mjollnir, Thor's Hammer

Etymology[edit]

Thor +‎ hammer

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Noun[edit]

Thor's hammer (plural Thor's hammers)

  1. (Norse mythology, weaponry) Mjöllnir (Mjollnir), the distinctively T-shaped war-hammer of the Norse thunder god Thor, or a representation thereof, now used as a symbol by various pagan religious groups.
  2. (weaponry, slang, science fiction) An orbital drop hypervelocity kinetic energy weapon (KEW). A theoretical weapon, originating from a U.S. government study, Project Thor, from the 1950s.

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