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noun
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 pile

screw piling, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for screw pile

screw pile

noun
a pile with a threaded tip that is screwed into the ground by a winch or capstan
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