hammerhead

Primary Meanings of hammerhead

1.
n
the striking part of a hammer
2.
n
a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
Full Definitions of hammerhead
1

n the striking part of a hammer

Type of:
head
the striking part of a tool

n 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
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
2

n a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

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