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screw pile

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noun
  1. 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
Related formsscrew piling, noun
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  • 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

screw pile

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