pile driver definition

  • noun:
    • a device that pushes a pile by increasing a weight between guideposts and falling it in the head for the heap.
    • person who runs such a device.
    • A machine for forcing a pile, a long beam, into the ground as part of the construction of a foundation; usually by raising a weight and then dropping it on the beam.
    • someone who hits or strikes forcefully or powerfully.
    • an apparatus for operating down heaps, consisting usually of a higher frame, with appropriate devices for raising to a height (by pet or steam power, the surge of gunpowder, etc.) a heavy size of iron, which drops upon the pile.
    • A workman occupied in operating heaps.
    • A machine or contrivance, usually worked by steam, for driving piles.
    • a device that pushes piling into the ground
  • adjective:
    • forceful

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