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Meaning of WATER HAMMER

Pronunciation:  'wotur 'hamur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the banging sound of steam in pipes
 
 See Also: bang, blast, blowup, clap, eruption, loud noise

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Water hammer\
    A metal hammer used when heated, as by dipping in hot water,
    to blister the skin, as for counterritation.
    
    
  2. \Wa"ter ham"mer\ (Physics)
    1. A vessel partly filled with water, exhausted of air, and
       hermetically sealed. When reversed or shaken, the water
       being unimpeded by air, strikes the sides in solid mass
       with a sound like that of a hammer.
    
    2. A concussion, or blow, made by water in striking, as
       against the sides of a pipe or vessel containing it.
    
    
 

 

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