pile driver

noun

Definition of pile driver

: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.

First Known Use of pile driver

1766


PILE DRIVER Defined for English Language Learners

pile driver

noun

Definition of pile driver for English Language Learners

  • : a machine used for hammering posts into the ground

  • : a very hard kick or hit


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