sand pile

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nounBuilding Trades.
  1. a base for a footing in soft soil, made by compacting sand in a cavity left by a wooden pile.

Origin of sand pile

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby sand pile Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sand pile in a sentence

  • Of the outdoor games which we have to suggest, perhaps the sand pile stands at the head of the list.

    The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
  • Mammy's doll baby kin make de pootiest cakes on dis here sand pile.

  • The sand pile was renewed every time and made as high and soft as possible, and very soon all our animals were below the falls.

    Death Valley in '49 | William Lewis Manly
  • He then inspected the sand pile, while we watched him with dismay, being ignorant of the cause of his frenzy.

    The Awakening of the Desert | Julius C. Birge
  • Away off, at the further side of the Man-killer, a horseman had suddenly ridden into sight from behind a sand pile.

    The Young Engineers in Arizona | H. Irving Hancock