pile-driver


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pile-driver

n
1. (Civil Engineering) a machine that drives piles into the ground either by repeatedly allowing a heavy weight to fall on the head of the pile or by using a steam hammer
2. informal a forceful punch or kick
Translations

pile2

(pail) noun
a large pillar or stake driven into the ground as a foundation for a building, bridge etc. The entire city of Venice is built on piles.
ˈpile-driver noun
a machine for driving piles into the ground.
References in classic literature ?
I rigged up my pile-driver, and allowed myself fifteen minutes to drive him into the earth -- drive him ALL in -- drive him in till not even the curve of his skull should show above ground.
And night and day the pile-drivers hammered the big piles down into the mud of San Francisco Bay.
Brownlie crashed an angled 12-yard pile-driver in off the bar in 69 minutes.
But after David Kelly netted in the 30th minute the game around, and only Hurley's pile-driver saw Munster lead by 2-9 to 1-9 at half-time.
Jake Howells' close-range shot was well saved by Rhys Evans and soon after he brilliantly tipped a Luke Gutteridge 20-yard pile-driver over the bar.
But the hosts struck back on 35 minutes through a Tom Hopper 30-yard pile-driver.
TRAGIC SCENE: Emergency crews and health and safety officers on the building site after the accident yesterday morning * DRAMA: Yorkshire Air Ambulance above the site and the pile-driver, main picture
The pile-driver consisted of the wrestler getting their opponents head between their legs and dropping them on to the canvas, knocking them out.
Others in the list are gaming services workers, mathematicians, fish and game wardens, pile-driver operators, and first-line supervisor of gaming workers.
Top marksman Liam McCreesh, back after a five-match ban, set the ball rolling with the best goal of the afternoon, a 25-yard pile-driver after just seven minutes.
02 when a Michael Allinson pile-driver found the mark.
Liverpool have not beaten United at An field since November 2001 when a brace from Michael Owen and a memorable John Arne Riise pile-driver gave them a 3-1 win.