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Meaning of HAMMERHEAD

Pronunciation:  'hamur`hed

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous
  2. [n]  the striking part of a hammer
  3. [n]  these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
 

HAMMERHEAD is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: blockhead, bonehead, dunce, dunderhead, fuckhead, hammerhead shark, knucklehead, loggerhead, lunkhead, muttonhead, numskull, shithead
 
 See Also: bonnet shark, bonnethead, genus Sphyrna, hammer, head, peen, shark, shovelhead, simple, simpleton, smalleye hammerhead, smooth hammerhead, Sphyrna, Sphyrna tiburo, Sphyrna tudes, Sphyrna zygaena

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ham"mer*head`\, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) A shark of the genus {Sphyrna} or {Zyg[ae]na},
   having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the
   head, which gives it a hammer shape. The {Sphyrna
   zyg[ae]na} is found in the North Atlantic. Called also
   {hammer fish}, and {balance fish}.



2. (Zo["o]l.) A fresh-water fish; the stone-roller.

3. (Zo["o]l.) An African fruit bat ({Hypsignathus
   monstrosus}); -- so called from its large blunt nozzle.

 

 

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