Meaning of “sledgehammer” in the English Dictionary

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"sledgehammer" in British English

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sledgehammernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsledʒˌhæm.ər/ us /ˈsledʒˌhæm.ɚ/

(Definition of “sledgehammer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sledgehammer" in American English

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sledgehammernoun [ C ]

us /ˈsledʒˌhæm·ər/

a large, heavy hammer with a long handle, used for jobs like breaking stones or hitting posts into the ground

(Definition of “sledgehammer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)