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"sledgehammer" in British English

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sledgehammernoun [C]

uk   /ˈsledʒˌhæm.ər/  us   //
a ​large, ​heavyhammer with a ​longhandle, used for ​breakingstones or other ​heavymaterial, or for ​hittingposts into the ​ground, etc. used to ​describe a way of ​behaving that is too ​forceful: They ​accused the ​primeminister of using sledgehammer ​tactics.
(Definition of sledgehammer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sledgehammernoun [C]

 us   /ˈsledʒˌhæm·ər/
a ​large, ​heavyhammer with a ​longhandle, used for ​jobs like ​breakingstones or ​hittingposts into the ​ground
(Definition of sledgehammer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sledgehammer”
in Spanish almádena…
in Vietnamese búa tạ…
in Malaysian tukul besi…
in Thai ค้อนขนาดใหญ่มาก…
in French marteau de forgeron…
in German der Vorschlaghammer…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大锤, (行为)过于激烈…
in Indonesian palu godam…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大鎚, (行爲)過於激烈…
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