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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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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