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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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  • The earth lay bare and desolate before it; the woodpile had disappeared; the bucket was thrown down the well.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • When they left the woodpile Master Meadow Mouse left it too.

    The Tale of Master Meadow Mouse Arthur Scott Bailey
  • And then he drew back very softly and crept to his nest in the woodpile.

    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
  • Every time one of them showed himself on the river side of the woodpile he got shot at.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • When you need any fuel, come to my woodpile and take all the wood that you want.'

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • None of the posts were long enough for my purpose, so all were consigned to the woodpile.

    The Fat of the Land John Williams Streeter
  • 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
  • This species is very cosmopolitan in its tastes, for we found it utilizing the small holes in the sticks of a woodpile.

    Wasps George W. Peckham
  • We'll appoint Hen Dutcher a committee of one on the woodpile.

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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