pile-driver

pile driver

noun
1.
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.
2.
a person who operates such a machine.
3.
a person who hits or attacks forcefully or powerfully.
4.
Wrestling. a move whereby an opponent is turned upside down and slammed headfirst to the mat.
5.
British Sports. a powerful stroke, hit, kick, etc.

Origin:
1765–75

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pile-driver
 
n
1.  a machine that drives piles into the ground either by repeatedly allowing a heavy weight to fall on the head of the pile or by using a steam hammer
2.  informal a forceful punch or kick

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