sledge•ham•merPronunciation: (slej'ham"ur), [key]
a large heavy hammer wielded with both hands.
to hammer, beat, or strike with or as if with a sledgehammer.
crudely or ruthlessly forceful; lacking all dexterity or grace: the artist's sledgehammer approach.
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