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sheet pile

noun
  1. one of a number of piles, usually flat, driven side by side to retain earth, etc., or to prevent seepage into an excavation.
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Origin of sheet pile

First recorded in 1835–45
Also called sheath pile.
Related formssheet piling, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sheet pile

sheet pile

noun
  1. civil engineering one of a group of piles made of timber, steel, or prestressed concrete set close together to resist lateral pressure, as from earth or waterCompare bearing pile
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