jackhammer

[ US /ˈdʒækˌhæmɝ/ ]
[ UK /d‍ʒˈækhæmɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a hammer driven by compressed air
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How To Use jackhammer In A Sentence

  • In Taba, where the blast brought down a 10-storey wing of the resort, Egyptian and Israeli rescuers used everything from jackhammers and drills to dogs and bare hands to search the wreckage.
  • Both hit like jackhammers, and are brutes accustomed to getting out of the gate quickly. Elliot Worsell: While UFC Only Teases, Boxing Cheats
  • And if you're still not convinced life's a drag, several annoying but mercifully brief musical numbers jackhammer the point home.
  • And how did such seemingly non-toyetic robot designs like one with only a head and arms and wheels with no body or another with a 'jackhammer' uni-leg come about when, even for the movie aesthetic, they are pretty far out there for a movie basically about a toy line? Transformers News
  • I have no idea what kind of jackhammer-powered wooden stake we have to drive through the hearts of those people to finally break the curse, but I'm up all night thinking about it. Popular Posts Across MetaFilter
  • When I went through the Brandenburg Gate, it was scaffolded and shrouded and placarded and jackhammered, and I had to push through a countercurrent of girls parading their lovely selves through a temporary narrow passage of plywood.
  • Even the jackhammers and ever-present honking traffic somehow felt quiet as we all fixed on each other for a moment. Emily Bennington: You Don't Have to Live in New York to Be Great
  • Taman Fatahillah square and its surrounding area were closed to traffic, and jackhammers tore up the old pavement. Batavia's Down But Not Out
  • We just heard from an eyewitness who said there was some kind of jackhammer that was being used and all of the sudden the bridge just completely collapsed. CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2007
  • NASA's six-wheeled, one-armed wonder, Curiosity, will reach Mars next summer and use its jackhammer drill, rock-zapping laser machine and other devices to search for evidence that Earth's next-door neighbor might once have been home to the teeniest forms of life. NASA Mars Curiosity Launch: Huge Rover On Its Way To Mars
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