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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hammerhead  \Ham"mer*head`\,  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  shark  of  the  genus  {Sphyrna}  or  {Zyg[ae]na}, 
  having  the  eyes  set  on  projections  from  the  sides  of  the 
  head,  which  gives  it  a  hammer  shape.  The  {Sphyrna 
  zyg[ae]na}  is  found  in  the  North  Atlantic.  Called  also 
  {hammer  fish},  and  {balance  fish}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hammerhead 
  n  1:  these  words  are  used  to  express  a  low  opinion  of  someone's 
  intelligence  [syn:  {dunce},  {dunderhead},  {numskull},  {blockhead}, 
  {bonehead},  {lunkhead},  {knucklehead},  {loggerhead},  {muttonhead}, 
  {shithead},  {fuckhead}] 
  2:  the  striking  part  of  a  hammer 
  3:  medium-sized  live-bearing  shark  with  eyes  at  either  end  of  a 
  flattened  hammer-shaped  head;  worldwide  in  warm  waters; 
  can  be  dangerous  [syn:  {hammerhead  shark}] 




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