Etymology
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sledgehammer (n.)

late 15c., from sledge (n.1) + hammer (n.). As a verb, from 1834. Old English had slegebytel "hammer," from beetle (n.2).

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Definitions of sledgehammer
1
sledgehammer (v.)
beat with a sledgehammer;
Synonyms: sledge
2
sledgehammer (n.)
a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges;
Synonyms: maul / sledge
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