Definition of cross peen in English:

cross peen

(also cross pein)

noun

  • A hammer having a peen that lies crossways to the length of the shaft.

    • ‘In metalworking and mechanics there are also two main types, ball pein and machinist or cross pein.’
    • ‘The cross pein is used to start the nail or pin, then the hammer is reversed to use the flat head to drive it home.’
    • ‘A cross peen goes perpendicular to the handle.’
    • ‘Since the cross-peen hammer is the most used blacksmith hammer, let's use that as an example.’
    • ‘The most useful domestically is the cross pein, where the pein can be used for starting panel pins and tacks.’