how to pronounce jackhammer


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the above transcription of jackhammer is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

jackhammer is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of jackhammer in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… a jackhammer and a giant snake …”

meanings of jackhammer


  1. To break (something) using a jackhammer.
  2. To strike (something) repeatedly with force, to pound.
  3. To beat hard, to pound.
  4. To move (something) like a jackhammer.
  5. (intransitive, figurative) To move like a jackhammer.
  6. To form (something) using a jackhammer.
  7. To use a jackhammer.


  1. A portable percussive power tool that combines a hammer and chisel used to drill or break hard matter, for instance rock or concrete.

jackhammer frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word jackhammer occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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