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pile driver

noun

Simple Definition of pile driver

  • : a machine used for hammering posts into the ground

  • : a very hard kick or hit

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pile driver

  1. :  a machine for driving down piles with a drop hammer or a steam or air hammer

Examples of pile driver in a sentence

  1. He hit a pile driver into the net from 20 yards out.



1772

First Known Use of pile driver

1772


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