Definition of Pile driver

1. Noun. A machine that drives piling into the ground.

Generic synonyms: Machine

Definition of Pile driver

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. A person who hits or attacks forcefully or powerfully. ¹

3. Adjective. forceful ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pile Driver

pile driver (current term)
pile drivers
pile dwelling
pile on
pile on the pounds
pile up
pileated gibbon
pileated gibbons
pileated woodpecker

Literary usage of Pile driver

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1. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1910)
"1265 THE BUCYRUS LOCOMOTIVE pile driver BY WALTER FERRIS, SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. Member of the Society The machine described in this paper is of some ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"Where a railroad roadbed over which an employee was moving a flat car and pile driver gave way, permitting the car to sink and the employee, in attempting ..."

3. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"A machine for sinking or driving piles. Bull Wheel pile driver ... A pile driver having a bull wheel for winding up the lead line and raising the hammer. ..."

4. Handbook of Cost Data for Contractors and Engineers: A Reference Book Giving by Halbert Powers Gillette (1910)
"The Construction and Cost of a Small pile driver.*—Frequently a pile trestle must be built, and the number of piles to be driven may not warrant buying, ..."

5. A Treatise on Masonry Construction by Ira Osborn Baker (1889)
"Although the friction-drum pile-driver is much more efficient, ... Steam-hammer Pile-driver. As regards frequency of use, the next machine is probably the ..."

6. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"These leaders are usually braced back to the pile-driver platform by diagonal ... In one kind of pile-driver the rope is attached to the hammer by a sort of ..."

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