split-barrel sampler

split-barrel sampler

[′split ¦bar·əl ′sam·plər]
(design engineering)
A drive-type soil sampler with a split barrel.
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The conventional SPT test uses a split-barrel sampler to measure the soil resistance to penetration (N-value) at each one-meter depth, using a 65-kg hammer falling 0.75 m.