Sunday, March 3Not Your Ordinary English-Tagalog Dictionary
Shadow

Tag: martilyo in english

What is Hammer in Tagalog? History, Types, and Uses

What is Hammer in Tagalog? History, Types, and Uses

Carpentry
A hammer in Tagalog is called “martilyo,” which is one of the most important tools in carpentry. As you mostly know, a carpenter’s hammer has many uses, including manual driving of nails, brads, and pins on soft materials such as wood. Depending on the type, some hammers can also be used in riveting, nail pulling, and assembling furniture.  There’s no record as to who invented the hammer, but it’s one of the oldest tools humans have ever used. In fact, records show that people during the Prehistoric Period (about 3.3 million years ago) used stone hammers. At that time, hammers were made of bones, stones, and other hard objects that could be used to strike various surfaces.  The hammer was said to have had its first major innovation around 30,000 BC when people started to learn ba...