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pile driver

a machine for driving piles, usually 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.
a person who operates such a machine.
a person who hits or attacks forcefully or powerfully.
Wrestling. a move whereby an opponent is turned upside down and slammed headfirst to the mat.
British Sports. a powerful stroke, hit, kick, etc.
Origin of pile driver
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If longer piles are needed, a much heavier pile driver can be brought to some sites on a barge.
  • pile driver leads shall be constructed in such a manner as to afford freedom of movement of the hammer.
  • Employees should stand clear of the pile driver as the pile is raised into the leads.

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