A sledgehammer was a tool that had a large, flat head attached to a handle. Unlike a smaller hammer, a sledgehammer generally required two hands to use.
In 2267, Captain James T. Kirk said that he would "like to get [his] hands on the guy with the sledgehammer," referring to a headache he was suffering after a fight with Thelev. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")
In 2268, Leonard McCoy described reconnecting Spock's brain to his body as "trying to thread a needle with a sledgehammer." (TOS: "Spock's Brain")
In 2370, some of the workmen that Lt. Commander Data experienced in his dreams were using sledgehammers to dismantle the warp plasma conduit onboard the USS Enterprise. (TNG: "Phantasms")
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