verb (used with object), spiled, spil·ing.
Origin of spile1
Definition for spiles (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object), spiled, spil·ing, noun
Examples from the Web for spiles
"Come on then, and watch your footing," shouted Tom, running out on the top log that formed the cap on top of the spiles.Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods|Jessie Graham Flower
Hundreds of twigs of elder have been cut in short lengths, and the pith pushed out, to make “spiles.”Trees Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
Elder spiles were stuck in the taps for the water to drop out in the wooden troughs, under the spiles.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
He took out the spiles, drew off some of the liquor, and tasting it, swore it was excellent.The Little Savage|Captain Frederick Marryat
We drinkit the health o' ane anither till there wasna ache or pain amangst us, but this spiles it a' for me.St. Cuthbert's|Robert E. Knowles
British Dictionary definitions for spiles
Word Origin for spile
Word Origin and History for spiles
tap or spout for drawing maple sugar, 1844, from Northern English dialect spile "splinter" (1510s), from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German spile "splinter, skewer, bar, spindle," perhaps related to spike (n.1).