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Meaning of 锤

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(Trad.: 錘)
Pinyin: chuí
English Definition: hammer; to hammer into shape; weight (e.g. of a steelyard or balance); to strike with a hammer
Chinese Definition:
①配合秤杆称(chēng)轻重的金属块:秤锤(秤砣)。
②敲打物件的器具:锤子。铁锤。
③用锤敲打:锤打。锤炼(a.磨炼;b.刻苦钻研,反复琢磨使技艺等精炼、纯熟)。千锤百炼。
④古代的一种兵器,柄的上头有一个金属圆球:铜锤。
⑤古代重量单位,一锤等于八铢(一说六铢)。
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (metal) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ chuí ] to hang, to dangle; to hand down, to bequeath; almost, near
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Example Words
千锤百炼 qiān chuí bǎi liàn after hard work and numerous revisions (idiom); the vicissitudes of life
一锤定音 chuí dìng yīn lit. to fix the tone with a single hammer blow; fig. to make the final decision
大锤 chuí sledgehammer
纺锤 fǎng chuí spindle
钉锤 dīng chuí nail hammer; claw hammer
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Example Sentences
1
The clerk brought him a hammer.
2
This hammer is essential tool for carpentry.
3
The farmer killed the chicken with a hammer for dinner.
4
He hammered the wood into thin strips.
5
Struggle is a necessity in everyone's growth process. It hones one's willpower and adds depth to one's life.