pneumatic drill


: a heavy tool used to break hard substances (such as concrete) into pieces by a repeated pounding action

Examples of pneumatic drill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In some areas, there are still educational installations depicting the different steps miners took in their work: here a figure filling a cart with rocks, there someone attaching explosives to a wall, and elsewhere an elaborate replica of a worker operating a pneumatic drill. Manon Bischoff, Scientific American, 24 Apr. 2023

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“Pneumatic drill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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