trip•ham•merPronunciation: (trip'ham"ur), [key]
a heavy hammer raised and then let fall by means of some tripping device, as a cam.
of, resembling, or characteristic of the repetitive and forceful pounding of a triphammer: He was subjected to triphammer interrogation by the police detectives. Also,trip' ham"mer.
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