Definition of Piling

1. Noun. A column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure.

Exact synonyms: Pile, Spile, Stilt
Generic synonyms: Column, Pillar
Specialized synonyms: Sheath Pile, Sheet Pile, Sheet Piling

Definition of Piling

1. n. The act of heaping up.

2. n. A series of piles; piles considered collectively; as, the piling of a bridge.

Definition of Piling

1. Noun. A structural support comprised of a length of wood, steel, or other construction material. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of pile) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piling

1. a structure of building supports [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piling

pilgrimizing
pilgrims
pili
pili annulati
pilicide
pilicides
pilidia
pilidium
pilifera
piliferous
piliferous cyst
piliform
piligerous
pilimiction
pilin
piling (current term)
piling unmerchantable material
pilings
pilis
pill
pill-rolling
pill-rolling tremor
pill-willet
pill bottle
pill bug
pill bugs
pill head
pill in the pocket
pill mass
pill mill

Literary usage of Piling

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"It developed, however, from the evidence Introduced in the progress of the trial (the last trial, being here referred to), that the piling which the ..."

2. Foundations of Bridges and Buildings by Henry Sylvester Jacoby, Roland Parker Davis (1914)
"This arrangement permits piling to be driven in a curved line, ... Steel sheet-piling is employed in cofferdam construction, for retaining walls, ..."

3. The Practice of Silviculture: With Particular Reference to Its Application by Ralph Chipman Hawley (1921)
"piling of slash while the cutting is in progress and before the logs are skidded has the advantage of facilitating this operation since the ground is ..."

4. Forest Products, Their Manufacture and Use: Embracing the Principal by Nelson Courtlandt Brown (1919)
"THE PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT OF POLES AND piling Consumers of poles and piles are ... Within the past decade the amount of poles and piling that has been ..."

5. Forest Products, Their Manufacture and Use: Embracing the Principal by Nelson Courtlandt Brown (1919)
"THE PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT OF POLES AND piling Consumers of poles and piles are ... Within the past decade the amount of poles and piling that has been ..."

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