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[woo d-pahyl] /ˈwʊdˌpaɪl/
a pile or stack of firewood.
Origin of woodpile
First recorded in 1545-55; wood1 + pile1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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.

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

    The Tale of Master Meadow Mouse Arthur Scott Bailey
  • When they left the woodpile Master Meadow Mouse left it too.

    The Tale of Master Meadow Mouse Arthur Scott Bailey
  • How beautiful it must have looked when such a woodpile was blazing on the water in the dark night!

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • When you need any fuel, come to my woodpile and take all the wood that you want.'

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Horace Greeley says that when he was a boy he would go reading to a woodpile.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • It is just a kind of cage, that woodpile, with its crooks and turns.

  • He was out there under the woodpile, shiverin,' an' he won't go away.

    Jimsy Leona Dalrymple
  • Involuntarily Cowan lined his sights across the woodpile on this mark of color.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for woodpile


a pile or heap of firewood
nigger in the woodpile, See (offensive) nigger (sense 3)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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