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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure;
[syn: pile, spile, piling, stilt]

2. a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask;
[syn: bung, spile]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spile \Spile\ (sp[imac]l), n. [Cf. LG. spile, dial. G. speil, speiler, D. spijl. [root]170.] 1. A small plug or wooden pin, used to stop a vent, as in a cask. [1913 Webster] 2. A small tube or spout inserted in a tree for conducting sap, as from a sugar maple. [1913 Webster] 3. A large stake driven into the ground as a support for some superstructure; a pile. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mining) One of the thick laths or poles driven horizontally ahead on top of a set of the main timbering in advancing a level in loose ground. Syn: forepole; spill[2d]. [RDH] Spile hole, a small air hole in a cask; a vent. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spile \Spile\ (sp[imac]l), v. t. To supply with a spile or a spigot; to make a small vent in, as a cask. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "spile": bar, bind, block, block up, blockade, bung, caulk, check valve, chink, choke, choke off, choke up, clog, clog up, cock, congest, constipate, cork, cover, dam, dam up, faucet, fill, fill up, foul, jam, leg, lid, obstipate, obstruct, pack, pale, palisade, peg, picket, pile, pin, plug, plug up, sea cock, shank, spigot, spike, spill, stake, stanch, stay, stench, stop, stop up, stopgap, stopper, stopple, stuff, stuff up, tap, valve




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