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A knocking noise in a water pipe that occurs when a tap is turned off briskly.
- ‘Since installation I have had water hammer when the pump shuts off.’
- ‘The sprinkler's closed-case design protects internal parts from debris contamination, while a steady piston valve guards against water hammer, pressure spikes and damage to the overall system.’
- ‘If eliminating water hammer from an older house, locating the offending valve or faucet and installing a water arrester at that location is one solution.’
water hammer/ˈwädər ˌhamər/
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