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sheet pile

one of a number of piles, usually flat, driven side by side to retain earth, etc., or to prevent seepage into an excavation.
Also called sheath pile.
Origin of sheet pile
First recorded in 1835-45
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sheet piling, noun Unabridged
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  • sheet pile cofferdams to solid rock were used for constructing the foundations.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
British Dictionary definitions for sheet pile

sheet pile

(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 water Compare bearing pile
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