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fender pile

noun
1.
a pile, usually one of a group, set beside ferry slips, wharves, etc., to guide approaching vessels and driven so as to yield slightly when struck in order to lessen the shock of contact.
Also called pile fender.
Origin of fender pile
1730-1740
First recorded in 1730-40
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British Dictionary definitions for fender pile

fender pile

noun
1.
an upright, usually freestanding, pile driven into the sea bed or a riverbed beside a berth to protect the dock wall or wharf from the impact of vessels
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