Definition of tilt hammer in English:

tilt hammer


  • A heavy pivoted hammer used in forging, raised mechanically and allowed to drop on the metal being worked.

    • ‘The tilt hammer could perform the labor of twenty men and greatly increased productivity.’
    • ‘He would start the tilt hammers long before day break and these were said to serve as an alarm clock for the early-rising townspeople.’
    • ‘The Society had earlier been instrumental in saving the tilt hammers in the forge from being scrapped in 1942.’
    • ‘He may have seen this water driven tilt hammer used for crushing metal ore in Yorkshire.’
    • ‘Water-powered tilt hammers were built in the 17th century.’