Definition of pile driver in English:

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pile driver

noun

A machine for driving piles into the ground.
Example sentences
  • Katrin grabbed a cot from downstairs and set it up in the middle of the piledriver.
  • Most days of the week, the sound of piledrivers is at near-deafening levels outside St. Paul's Convent School in the Causeway Bay business district of Hong Kong.
  • On the far side of this broad stretch of water jackhammers and piledrivers rattle away on a swathe of residential development around the new Dockland Museum.

Derivatives

pile-driving

noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • I don't mean to come down too hard, because they still know how to deliver a good piledriving riff.
  • A spokesman for Bradford Council said: ‘We are currently in negotiation with the developer's solicitors to try to reduce the impact piledriving is having on neighbours in Grange Close.’
  • It's a mood reflected in a set of lyrics that grapple with the doubts and regrets of middle age - as Mould laments on the piledriving opener ‘Circles,’ ‘my circle of friends is shrinking’.

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Syllabification: pile driv·er

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