hammerhead

Definitions of hammerhead
  1. noun
    the striking part of a hammer
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    type of:
    head
    the striking part of a tool
  2. noun
    medium-sized live-bearing shark with eyes at either end of a flattened hammer-shaped head; worldwide in warm waters; can be dangerous
    synonyms: hammerhead shark
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    types:
    Sphyrna zygaena, smooth hammerhead
    fished for the hides and vitamin-rich liver
    Sphyrna tudes, smalleye hammerhead
    fished for the hide and vitamin-rich liver
    Sphyrna tiburo, bonnet shark, bonnethead, shovelhead
    small harmless hammerhead having a spade-shaped head; abundant in bays and estuaries
    type of:
    shark
    any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
  3. noun
    a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
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