Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for driving nails, used in box-making. The nails are put in the machine and are driven by a single stroke of a reciprocating plunger.

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Examples

  • The Hurt Locker is like having your heart operated on by a construction worker wielding a power pneumatic nail-driver.

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  • My rifle was a neat, hair-triggered Billinghurst, carrying sixty round balls to the pound, a muzzle-loader, of course, and a nail-driver.

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  • Watching Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, which I just came out of, is like having your heart operated on by a construction worker weilding a power pneumatic nail-driver.

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