jackhammer jackhammer  /ˈdʒæk ˌhæ mər/


  • (n) a hammer driven by compressed air



  1. In a pivoting stance, his hips swing sensuously from side to side and his entire body takes on a frantic quiver, as if he had swallowed a jackhammer.
  2. Perhaps it's that sensation of being crammed into a flying matchbox while a man inside your head uses a jackhammer to tunnel his way out.
  3. Peak dosimeter readings as high as 113 decibels roughly equivalent to the din of a chain saw or jackhammer came during the 7 a.


  • FBI, cops in body hunt at Queens home of 'Goodfellas' mobster played by Robert De Niro

    Dennisthephotog.com UNDER-COVER OUTFIT: Feds armed with a jackhammer yesterday prepare to excavate the tent-covered driveway of late mobster Jimmy Burke in hopes of finding a body. Organized-crime investigators swooped in on the Queens home of James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke yesterday — digging for human remains in the driveway, back...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New York Post

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  1. ...of the Washington Independent reports that Huckabee, who headlined the event, told a friendly crowd Saturday evening, in reference to the United Nations, that "it's time to get a jackhammer and to simply chip off that part of New York City...
    on Sep 28, 2009 By: Mike Huckabee Source: CBS News

  2. "When you think Congress is at rock bottom someone is there with a jackhammer," Zogby said.
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: John Zogby Source: Reuters

  3. "This was a good start," Stricker says, adding in a typical self-effacing summary, "but I did a couple of boneheaded things too. I three-putted from eight feet on one hole. There was a jackhammer going in the background and I just couldn't...
    on Feb 4, 2010 By: Steve Stricker Source: Los Angeles Times

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