[ pahy-ling ]
/ ˈpaɪ lɪŋ /
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a mass of building piles considered collectively.
a structure composed of piles.
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How to use piling in a sentence
"Let's hear the rest," urged Wetherbee, while his chuckle echoed the lap of waves among dark pilings.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
There, just ahead, was a row of close-set pilings, blocking the stream from shore to shore.
While making Gadabout fast to some convenient pilings, we heard gay voices and the rumble of wheels on the bridge.
It was midday when we tied Gadabout to the pilings beside the bridge, and the weather was hot and sultry.
Standing on the upper deck, we could look down stream to the place where our houseboat had been stopped by the row of pilings.
British Dictionary definitions for piling
/ (ˈpaɪlɪŋ) /
the act of driving piles
a number of piles
a structure formed of piles
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