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Definition of the noun air hammer

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  1. a hammer driven by compressed air


Air Hammer is a fictional character from the Transformers universe.


Air hammer: An air hammer, also known as an air chisel, is a pneumatic hand tool used to carve in stone, and to break or cut metal objects apart. It is designed to accept different tools depending on the required function.

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Google previewIllustrated Dictionary for Building Construction (1993)

by John E. Traister

allowable load 11 Figure A-14: Portable air hammer. Courtesy JET Equipments Tools. air filter: A device used to remove either solid or gas pollutants from the air. air (pneumatic) hammer: A portable, air-driven tool into which is set a chisel or ...

Google previewRSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary (2012)

by RSMeans

air grating air hammer A portable, pneumatic percussion tool used for breaking and hammering. air hammer airhandling troffer A ceiling lighting unit that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

Air Hammer In lubrication, a type of instability, basically a resonance, that occurs in externally pressured gas bearings. Air Hole A hole in a casting caused by air or gas trapped in the metal drawing solidification. Air Setting The characteristic of ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Hydrogeology (2011)

by D. J. Poehls, Gregory J. Smith

using an air hammer versus gravity drop of a weighted tool. There are three main air hammer techniques: casing hammer, downhole underreaming hammer, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

AIR CHISEL An air hammer used to cut away car roofs, door panels, or door posts in cases of emergency to release a victim of an automobile accident. AIR EMBOLISM 1. A condition that results during skin diving when an air bubble occurs in ...

Google previewCraftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms (1994)

by James T. Frane

air hammer - a hammer driven by compressed air; a pneumatic ...

Google previewAnnotated Dictionary of Construction Safety and Health (1999)

by Charles D. Reese, James Vernon Eidson

Air hammer hoses are to be provided with the same protection as required for steam lines. Safety chains, or equivalent means, are to be provided for each hose connection to prevent the line from thrashing around in case the coupling ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

air blast | air hammer air blast the air-wave noise that travels directly from an explosive seismic source to the detector. It has a relatively low velocity (340 m/s), high amplitude, and low frequency. airborne electromagnetic survey a survey of ...

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Air Hammer At Old Town Auto (Takoma Park, MD)

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