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sledgehammer

noun [C] uk   /ˈsledʒˌhæm.ər/ us    //
a large, heavy hammer with a long handle, used for breaking stones or other heavy material, or for hitting posts into the ground, etc. used to describe a way of behaving that is too forceful: They accused the prime minister of using sledgehammer tactics.
Translations of “sledgehammer”
in Spanish almádena…
in French marteau de forgeron…
in German der Vorschlaghammer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大鎚, (行爲)過於激烈…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大锤, (行为)过于激烈…
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