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woodpile

[woo d-pahyl]
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noun
  1. a pile or stack of firewood.
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Origin of woodpile

First recorded in 1545–55; wood1 + pile1
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Examples from the Web for woodpile

Historical Examples

  • He's eaten so much of our woodpile, that he will be but a drowsy sentinel, I'm afraid.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • We'll appoint Hen Dutcher a committee of one on the woodpile.

  • When they left the woodpile Master Meadow Mouse left it too.

  • He was building himself a new home in Farmer Green's woodpile.

  • How beautiful it must have looked when such a woodpile was blazing on the water in the dark night!

    Foma Gordyeff

    Maxim Gorky


British Dictionary definitions for woodpile

woodpile

noun
  1. a pile or heap of firewood
  2. nigger in the woodpile See nigger (def. 3) offensive
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