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spile (n.)

tap or spout for drawing maple sugar, 1844, from Northern English dialect spile "splinter" (1510s), from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German spile "splinter, skewer, bar, spindle," German Speiler "skewer;" perhaps related to spike (n.1).

updated on November 06, 2013

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Definitions of spile from WordNet

spile (n.)
a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure;
Synonyms: pile / piling / stilt
spile (n.)
a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask;
Synonyms: bung
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