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2. A person who beats up game for the hunters.
Insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings.
Common name of insects in the order Coleoptera (Greek “sheath-winged”) with leathery forewings folding down in a protective sheath over the membranous hindwings, which are those used for flight. They pass through a complete metamorphosis. They include some of the largest and smallest of all insects: the largest is the Hercules beetle Dynastes hercules of the South American rainforests, 15 cm/6 in long; the smallest is only 0.05 cm/0.02 in long. Comprising more than 50% of the animal kingdom, beetles number some 370,000 named species, with many not yet described.
Beetles are found in almost every land and freshwater habitat and feed on almost anything edible. Examples include click beetle or skipjack species of the family Elateridae, so called because if they fall on their backs they right themselves with a jump and a loud click; the larvae, known as wireworms, feed on the roots of crops. In some tropical species of Elateridae the beetles have luminous organs between the head and abdomen and are known as fireflies. The potato pest Colorado beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata is striped in black and yellow. The blister beetle Lytta vesicatoriaf, a shiny green species from S Europe, was once sold pulverized as an aphrodisiac and contains the toxin cantharidin. The larvae of the furniture beetle Anobium punctatum and the deathwatch beetle Xestobium rufovillosum and their relatives are serious pests of structural timbers and furniture (see woodworm).
Chiefly British; a weighted weapon similar to a blackjack
ETYM Old Eng. hamer, as. hamer, hamor; akin to Dutch hamer, German and Dan. hammer, Swed. hammare, Icel. hamarr, hammer, crag, and perh. to Greek akmon anvil, Skr. açman stone.
1. A hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking.
2. The act of pounding (delivering repeated heavy blows); SYN. pound, hammering, pounding.
3. The part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled.
4. The felt-covered striker that causes the piano strings to vibrate.
5. A power tool for drilling rocks; SYN. power hammer.
6. An athletic competition in which a heavy metal ball that is attached to a flexible wire is hurled as far as possible; SYN. hammer throw.
7. A heavy metal sphere attached to a flexible wire; used in the hammer throw.
In track and field athletics, a throwing event in which only men compete. The hammer is a spherical weight attached to a chain with a handle. The competitor spins the hammer over his head to gain momentum, within the confines of a circle, and throws it as far as he can. The hammer weighs 7.26 kg/16 lb and may originally have been a blacksmith's hammer.
(Homonym: maul, moll).
A large (usually enclosed) shopping area.
Sinonimi: carpenter's mallet
ETYM French maillet, dim. of mail. Related to Mall a beetle.
1. A light hammer with a rounded head that is used to strike percussion instruments.
2. A short-handled hammer with a wooden head used to strike a chisel or wedge; SYN. carpenter's mallet.
3. An implement with a long handle and a head like a hammer; used in sports to hit a ball.
ETYM as. ramm, ram; akin to Old High Germ. and Dutch ram, Prov. German ramm, and perh. to Icel. ramr strong.
A tool for driving or forcing something by impact.
Any of various guided pieces for exerting pressure or for driving or forcing something by impact: as the plunger of a hydrostatic press or force pump; the weight that strikes the blow in a pile driver.
A tool for driving something with force.