- one of a number of piles, usually flat, driven side by side to retain earth, etc., or to prevent seepage into an excavation.
Origin of sheet pile
First recorded in 1835–45
Also called sheath pile.
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- civil engineering one of a group of piles made of timber, steel, or prestressed concrete set close together to resist lateral pressure, as from earth or waterCompare bearing pile
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