- a portable drill operated by compressed air and used to drill rock, break up pavement, etc.
Origin of jackhammer
Related Words for jackhammershoot, knock, plunge, run, beat, strike, throw, auger, punch, implement, bit, gimlet, trephine, trepan, borer, riveter, awl, wimble, corkscrew, jackhammer
Examples from the Web for jackhammer
Contemporary Examples of jackhammer
This is all done with the subtlety of someone wielding a jackhammer.Rage Against the Machine Dinosaur: What’s a Transformer Dinobot?
March 5, 2014
Historical Examples of jackhammer
They began knocking scales loose with the jackhammer and cutting into the leathery skin underneath with sonocutters.Four-Day Planet
Henry Beam Piper
The noise a jackhammer makes isn't pleasant at all, but if it doesn't make that noise, you figure it isn't functioning properly.A Spaceship Named McGuire
Gordon Randall Garrett
- a hand-held hammer drill, driven by compressed air, for drilling rocks, etc