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hammering (plural hammerings)

  1. A period of being beaten or hammered.
    Repeated hammerings by the smith thin the metal and make it tough.
    Hearing a hammering on the door, I ran downstairs to open it.
  2. A dented appearance on silverware, produced by successive blows of a hammer.
  3. (slang) A heavy defeat.
    • 2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Villa spent most of the second period probing from wide areas and had a succession of corners but despite their profligacy they will be glad to overturn the 6-0 hammering they suffered at St James' Park in August following former boss Martin O'Neill's departure



  1. present participle of hammer