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spile

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[ spahyl ]
/ spaɪl /
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noun
verb (used with object), spiled, spil·ing.
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Origin of spile

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1505–15; <Middle Dutch or Middle Low German spile splinter, peg; cognate with German Speil

Other definitions for spile (2 of 2)

spile2
[ spahyl ]
/ spaɪl /
Dialect

verb (used with or without object), noun spiled, spil·ing,
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How to use spile in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for spile

spile
/ (spaɪl) /

noun
a heavy timber stake or pile
US and Canadian a spout for tapping sap from the sugar maple tree
a plug or spigot
verb (tr)
to provide or support with a spile
US to tap (a tree) with a spile
Northern English dialect a splinter

Word Origin for spile

C16: probably from Middle Dutch spile peg; related to Icelandic spila skewer, Latin spīna thorn
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