sand pile

noun Building Trades.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sand pile

Historical Examples of sand pile

  • He shouldered the dog away, and dug his hands into the sand-pile to stop the bleeding.

    The Hoofer

    Walter M. Miller

  • And, behind, there was the widda at the winda, all eyes fer that sand-pile.

  • And from front-yard, back-yard and sand-pile flocked the children to see the fun.

    Billy Whiskers

    Frances Trego Montgomery

  • Outdoor Play—The building instinct: the sand-pile, miniature houses, practical play-houses, camps.

    Woman's Club Work and Programs

    Caroline French Benton

  • At six years of age the child was studying Latin, when he should have been digging in a sand-pile.