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wrecker's ball

or wrecking ball

noun
1.
a heavy metal ball swung on a cable from a crane and used in demolition work.
Origin of wrecker's ball
1965-1970
An Americanism dating back to 1965-70
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noun

a heavy metal ball swung from a crane or derrick into a building to demolish it; also called ball breaker , skull cracker , wrecker's ball

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