from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a pile, as an arrow.
  • Supported on or by piles.
  • In iron-making, made up of bars, fagots, or piles, placed together and welded.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Having a pile or point; pointed.
  • adjective Having a pile or nap.
  • adjective (Iron Manuf.) Formed from a pile or fagot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of pile.
  • adjective Formed from a pile or fagot.


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