1. In the sport of curling, the right to throw the last stone/rock in an end. When speaking strategy, the word is often implied without being spoken.
2. A curling brush with a moveable head, popular in the 1990s.
Howard is up one with the hammer in the 8th End.
Jones blanked the end to maintain the hammer.
Would you rather be one up without or one down with? (meaning: ...ahead by one without the hammer...)
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