Definition of Hammerless

1. a. Without a visible hammer; -- said of a gun having a cock or striker concealed from sight, and out of the way of an accidental touch.



Definition of Hammerless

1. Adjective. (context: firearms) Without a visible hammer; said of a gun having a cock or striker concealed from sight, and out of the way of an accidental touch. ¹

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Definition of Hammerless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hammerless

hammercloth
hammercloths
hammered
hammered dulcimer
hammerer
hammerers
hammerhead
hammerhead ribozyme
hammerhead shark
hammerhead sharks
hammerheads
hammering
hammerings
hammerkop
hammerkops
hammerless (current term)
hammerlike
hammerlock
hammerlocks
hammerman
hammermen
hammermill
hammers
hammersmith
hammersmiths
hammerspace
hammerstone
hammerstones
hammertoe
hammertoes

Literary usage of Hammerless

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Shooting by Thomas de Grey Walsingham, Ralph Payne-Gallwey (1886)
"We may point out that by the plan he adopts Grant's hammerless Gun. he divides the force requisite for cocking between the motions of opening and closing ..."

2. Letters to Young Shooters: (first Series) on the Choice and Use of a Gun by Ralph Payne-Gallwey (1892)
"I should, therefore, decidedly prefer a cheap hammer-gun to a cheap hammerless, as being the most reliable by reason of its simple construction; ..."

3. An Illustrated Treatise on the Art of Shooting: With Extracts from the Best by Charles Lancaster (1906)
"... HAMMER OR hammerless GUNS. hammerless guns have come into favour with the generality of sportsmen, but a purchaser ..."

4. Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters by Alfred Marshall Mayer (1883)
"The barrels rotate on the breech-action around the hinge-joint, V. The lumps L and L, firmly dovetailed SECTION OF hammerless BREECH-ACTION. ..."

5. Practical Hints on Shooting: Being a Treatise on the Shot Gun and Its by Basil Tozer (1887)
"Advantages of (he hammerless System—Safeties—Greener's Treble- Wedge-Fast "Facile Princeps" hammerless Gun—Charles Lancaster's hammerless Gun — Watson and ..."

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