a pile that is used for the foundations of bridges, lighthouses, etc., and has a screwlike lower end for drilling through and taking firm hold in compacted material.
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Origin of screw pile
First recorded in 1830–40
OTHER WORDS FROM screw pilescrew piling, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for screw pile
One of these inventions is the iron-pile or screw-pile lighthouse, and the other is the iron cylinder lighthouse.Boys' Second Book of Inventions|Ray Stannard Baker
British Dictionary definitions for screw pile
a pile with a threaded tip that is screwed into the ground by a winch or capstan
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