from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of driving piles.
- n. Piles considered as a group.
- n. A structure composed of piles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A structural support comprised of a length of wood, steel, or other construction material.
- v. Present participle of pile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of heaping up.
- n. The process of building up, heating, and working, fagots, or piles, to form bars, etc.
- n. A series of piles; piles considered collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In engineering, the operation of placing and driving piles in position.
- n. Piles collectively; pilework.
- n. In leather manufacturing, a slow inward sweating of the leather.
- n. Logs ready to be made into piles, or from which piles are made.
- n. See pile, verb
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
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