Definition of Hammerhead

1. Noun. A stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence.




2. Noun. The striking part of a hammer.
Group relationships: Hammer
Generic synonyms: Head
Terms within: Peen

3. Noun. Medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous.

Definition of Hammerhead

1. n. A shark of the genus Sphyrna or Zygæna, having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape. The Sphyrna zygæna is found in the North Atlantic. Called also hammer fish, and balance fish.

Definition of Hammerhead

1. Noun. The portion of a hammer containing the metal striking face (also including the claw or peen if so equipped). ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) Any of various sharks of the genus ''Sphyrna'' or ''Zygaena'' having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) A fresh-water fish; the stone-roller in the minnow family Cyprinidae. ¹

4. Noun. (zoology) An African fruit bat ''Hypsignathus monstrosus'', so called from its large blunt nozzle. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) A stupid person, a dunce. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hammerhead

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Medical Definition of Hammerhead

1. 1. A shark of the genus Sphyrna or Zygaena, having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape. The Sphyrna zygaena is found in the North Atlantic. Called also hammer fish, and balance fish. 2. A fresh water fish; the stone-roller. 3. An African fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus); so called from its large blunt nozzle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hammerhead

hammer finger
hammer headline
hammer home
hammer in
hammer nose
hammer out
hammer throw
hammerable
hammercloth
hammercloths
hammered
hammered dulcimer
hammerer
hammerers
hammerhead (current term)
hammerhead ribozyme
hammerhead shark
hammerhead sharks
hammerheads
hammering
hammerings
hammerkop
hammerkops
hammerless
hammerlike
hammerlock
hammerlocks
hammerman
hammermen

Literary usage of Hammerhead

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Red Sea Sharks by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch (1999)
"The scalloped hammerhead is very frequently observed on deep dives, ... The great hammerhead is very rarely encountered - any hammerhead sighted is almost ..."

2. Wharf Management, Stevedoring and Storage by Roy Samuel MacElwee, Thomas Rothwell Taylor (1921)
"hammerhead Crane.—The cantilever crane is usually a heavy- duty rig and is found in the fitting-out basins of shipbuilding plants. ..."

3. Wharf Management, Stevedoring and Storage by Roy Samuel MacElwee, Thomas Rothwell Taylor (1921)
"hammerhead Crane.—The cantilever crane is usually a heavy- duty rig and is found in the fitting-out basins of shipbuilding plants. ..."

4. Sharks of Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch (2000)
"SCALLOPED hammerhead Sphyrna lewini ee IDENTIFICATION DISTRIBUTION A medium to large bronze-coloured hammerhead (that looks grey at depth). ..."

5. Ladybugs, Tornadoes, and Swirling Galaxies: English Language Learners ...by Brad Buhrow, Anne Upczak Garcia by Brad Buhrow, Anne Upczak Garcia (2006)
"[I'm doing research on hammerhead sharks.] Joan shows Anne everything he's done so far ... "Jaime, is there anything about hammerhead sharks in those books? ..."

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