[ sahy-loh ]
/ ˈsaɪ loʊ /
noun, plural si·los.
a structure, typically cylindrical, in which fodder or forage is kept.
a pit or underground space for storing grain, green feeds, etc.
Military. an underground installation constructed of concrete and steel, designed to house a ballistic missile and the equipment for firing it.
verb (used with object), si·loed, si·lo·ing.
to put into or preserve in a silo.
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Origin of silo
First recorded in 1825–35; from Spanish: “place for storing grain, hay, etc.,” originally, “subterranean”; further origin uncertain
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When the refuse has been siloed for eight months, and 12 per cent.
British Dictionary definitions for silo
/ (ˈsaɪləʊ) /
noun plural -los
a pit, trench, horizontal container, or tower, often cylindrical in shape, in which silage is made and stored
a strengthened underground position in which missile systems are sited for protection against attack
Word Origin for silo
C19: from Spanish, perhaps from Celtic
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