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Meaning of SPILE

Pronunciation:  spIl

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

SPILE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    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.
  2. \Spile\, v. t.
    To supply with a spile or a spigot; to make a small vent in,
    as a cask.