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percussion tool

  

      n   a power driven tool which operates by striking rapid blows: the power may be electricity or compressed air  
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percussion  
      n  
1    the act, an instance, or an effect of percussing  
2      (Music)   the family of instruments in which sound arises from the striking of materials with sticks or hammers  
3      (Music)  
a    instruments of this family constituting a section of an orchestra, band, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
a percussion ensemble     
4      (Med)   the act of percussing a body surface  
5    the act of exploding a percussion cap  
     (C16: from Latin percussio, from percutere to hit; see percuss)  


percussion cap  
      n   a detonator consisting of a paper or thin metal cap containing material that explodes when struck and formerly used in certain firearms  
percussion instrument  
      n   any of various musical instruments that produce a sound when their resonating surfaces are struck directly, as with a stick or mallet, or by leverage action. They may be of definite pitch (as a kettledrum or xylophone), indefinite pitch (as a gong or rattle), or a mixture of both (as various drums)  
percussion lock  
      n   a gunlock in which the hammer strikes a percussion cap  
percussion tool  
      n   a power driven tool which operates by striking rapid blows: the power may be electricity or compressed air  

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percussion

  
  
blow, brunt, bump, clash, collision, concussion, crash, impact, jolt, knock, shock, smash, thump  

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exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
n.
person or tool who creates or translates subtitles
[Fam.]
n.
A specific technical worksheet tool with performer's requirements. Excellent start of negotiations between performers, managers and contractors. (These requirements might include sound and light conditions for the show, food lodging and transportation of artistic talents)
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