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A handheld machine for drilling rock and breaking up pavement, operated by compressed air.

jack′ham′mer v.


(Tools) a hand-held hammer drill, driven by compressed air, for drilling rocks, etc


(ˈdʒækˌhæm ər)

a portable drill operated by compressed air and used to drill rock, break up pavement, etc.
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Noun1.jackhammer - a hammer driven by compressed airjackhammer - a hammer driven by compressed air  
power hammer, hammer - a power tool for drilling rocks


[ˈdʒækˌhæməʳ] N (esp US) → taladradora f, martillo m neumático
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