piling


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pil·ing

 (pī′lĭng)
n.
1. See pile2.
2. The act of driving piles.
3. Piles considered as a group.
4. A structure composed of piles.

piling

(ˈpaɪlɪŋ)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) the act of driving piles
2. (Civil Engineering) a number of piles
3. (Building) a structure formed of piles

pil•ing

(ˈpaɪ lɪŋ)

n.
1. a mass of building piles considered collectively.
2. a structure composed of piles.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.piling - a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structurepiling - a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
pillar, column - (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
sheath pile, sheet pile, sheet piling - a pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage
Translations

piling

[ˈpaɪlɪŋ] N (= post) → pilote m

piling

n (= posts)Pfähle pl
References in classic literature ?
Before long they neared the Black Pit, where a busy swarm of Mangaboos, headed by their Princess, was engaged in piling up glass rocks before the entrance.
At once the Mangaboos began piling up the rocks of glass again, and as the little man realized that they were all about to be entombed in the mountain he said to the children:
In the first place, they dug deep holes in the snow, piling it up in ramparts to windward as a protection against the blast.
There was a space between the chests and the wall, and into this he forced the corpse, piling the discarded robes upon it until it was entirely hidden from sight; but now how was he to make good his escape in the bright glare of that early Spring day?
The work of the helsinki city culture and recreational sports service includes the renovation of the piling pile of boat marinas operated by the helsinki sports services.
Ground Engineering Contractors, a major piling and ground improvement works entity in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf, is providing services on large-size projects.
Concrete, steel and timber are the traditional materials for piling that exhibit many problems when used in corrosive soils and harsh environments.
In order to increase the piling height, Roadsky increase the length of the piling rail.
In case you're thinking these "piling blues" are hard to tackle because of regulations, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection requires no permitting for most repair of existing piling structures at single-family homes.
It covers general principles and practices; types, including driven displacement piles, driven and cast-in-place displacement piles, replacement piles, composite piles, minipiles, pre-packed piles, and factors governing choice of type; piling equipment and methods; calculating the resistance of piles to compressive loads; pile groups under compressive loading; the design of piled foundations to resist uplift and lateral loading; the structural design of piles and pile groups; piling for marine structures; miscellaneous piling problems, such as for machinery foundations, underpinning, mining subsidence areas, frozen ground, bridges on land, over-water bridges, and seismic regions; the durability of piled foundations; and ground investigations, piling contracts, and pile testing.
The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) has issued a guidance document designed to highlight situations where piling rigs can become unstable through over-flighting during continuous flight auger (CFA) piling.
CONDUCTOR Installation Services Ltd (CIS), an Acteon company that provides hammer services to install conductors and drive piles, has successfully completed its first subsea piling services contract.