- a machine for driving piles, usually composed of a tall framework in which either a weight is raised and dropped on a pile head or in which a steam hammer drives the pile.
- a person who operates such a machine.
- a person who hits or attacks forcefully or powerfully.
- Wrestling. a move whereby an opponent is turned upside down and slammed headfirst to the mat.
- British Sports. a powerful stroke, hit, kick, etc.
Origin of pile driver
First recorded in 1765–75
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