Definition of pile driver in US English:

pile driver


  • A machine for driving piles into the ground.

    • ‘As for building on a bog, it didn't stop the piledrivers that laid the foundations for the new A650 road.’
    • ‘We sell barges and barge mounted piledrivers with hydraulic hammers.’
    • ‘Piledrivers drive heavy beams, or pilings, into the earth as a support for a structure.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Katrin grabbed a cot from downstairs and set it up in the middle of the piledriver.’