pile driver


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pile driver

n.
A machine that drives a pile by raising a weight between guideposts and dropping it on the head of the pile.
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pile′ driv`er


n.
a machine for driving piles, usu. composed of a tall framework in which either a weight is raised and dropped on a pile head or in which a steam hammer drives the pile.
[1765–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pile driver - a machine that drives piling into the groundpile driver - a machine that drives piling into the ground
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
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Again and again the beast struggled to arise, but each time the mighty Tarmangani stood waiting with ready fist and pile driver blow to bowl him over.
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Pile driver on truck and (inset) unloaded to cross one of six bridges
On the morning of Wednesday August 27, city engineering department employees and a work crew driving a large tractor-trailer off loaded a pile driver.
Grimes then shaved the bar with a pile driver before Gavin Brennan's volley from the left corner of the penalty area somehow deceived everyone
The land is on a floodplain and the pile driver was being used to hammer giant steel girders vertically into the ground.
Jack Cooper scored a pile driver to put Rangers 5-3 ahead, but again Aycliffe hit back with a cracking goal from a free kick.
A heavy-duty pile driver overturned Tuesday morning at a construction site in central Tokyo, leaving six people injured, two of them seriously, firefighters and police said.