Definitions for: Spile


[n] a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
[n] a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure



Webster (1913) Definition: Spile, 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.



2. A small tube or spout inserted in a tree for conducting
sap, as from a sugar maple.

3. A large stake driven into the ground as a support for some
superstructure; a pile.

Spile hole, a small air hole in a cask; a vent.


Spile, v. t.
To supply with a spile or a spigot; to make a small vent in,
as a cask.

Synonyms: bung, pile, piling, stilt

See Also: barrel, cask, column, pillar, plug, sheath pile, sheet pile, sheet piling, stopper, stopple

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