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spile

 (spīl)
n.
1. A post used as a foundation; a pile.
2. A wooden plug; a bung.
3. A spout used in taking sap from a tree.
tr.v. spiled, spil·ing, spiles
1. To support with a spile.
2. To plug or tap with a spile.

[Dutch spijl, wooden pin, from Middle Dutch spīle.]

spile

(spaɪl)
n
1. (Building) a heavy timber stake or pile
2. (Forestry) US and Canadian a spout for tapping sap from the sugar maple tree
3. (Tools) a plug or spigot
vb (tr)
4. (Building) to provide or support with a spile
5. (Forestry) US to tap (a tree) with a spile
6. dialect Northern English a splinter
[C16: probably from Middle Dutch spile peg; related to Icelandic spila skewer, Latin spīna thorn]

spile

(spaɪl)

n., v. spiled, spil•ing. n.
1. a peg or plug of wood, esp. one used as a spigot.
2. a spout for conducting sap from the sugar maple.
3. a heavy wooden stake or pile.
v.t.
4. to stop up (a hole) with a spile.
5. to tap by means of a spile.
6. to strengthen or support with spiles.
[1505–15; < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German spile splinter, peg; c. German Speil]

spile


Past participle: spiled
Gerund: spiling

Imperative
spile
spile
Present
I spile
you spile
he/she/it spiles
we spile
you spile
they spile
Preterite
I spiled
you spiled
he/she/it spiled
we spiled
you spiled
they spiled
Present Continuous
I am spiling
you are spiling
he/she/it is spiling
we are spiling
you are spiling
they are spiling
Present Perfect
I have spiled
you have spiled
he/she/it has spiled
we have spiled
you have spiled
they have spiled
Past Continuous
I was spiling
you were spiling
he/she/it was spiling
we were spiling
you were spiling
they were spiling
Past Perfect
I had spiled
you had spiled
he/she/it had spiled
we had spiled
you had spiled
they had spiled
Future
I will spile
you will spile
he/she/it will spile
we will spile
you will spile
they will spile
Future Perfect
I will have spiled
you will have spiled
he/she/it will have spiled
we will have spiled
you will have spiled
they will have spiled
Future Continuous
I will be spiling
you will be spiling
he/she/it will be spiling
we will be spiling
you will be spiling
they will be spiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spiling
you have been spiling
he/she/it has been spiling
we have been spiling
you have been spiling
they have been spiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spiling
you will have been spiling
he/she/it will have been spiling
we will have been spiling
you will have been spiling
they will have been spiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spiling
you had been spiling
he/she/it had been spiling
we had been spiling
you had been spiling
they had been spiling
Conditional
I would spile
you would spile
he/she/it would spile
we would spile
you would spile
they would spile
Past Conditional
I would have spiled
you would have spiled
he/she/it would have spiled
we would have spiled
you would have spiled
they would have spiled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spile - a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structurespile - 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
2.spile - a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
barrel, cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
plug, stopple, stopper - blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
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