- a group or mass of piles; spiles.
Origin of spiling
- a peg or plug of wood, especially one used as a spigot.
- a spout for conducting sap from the sugar maple.
- a heavy wooden stake or pile.
- Mining. forepole.
- to stop up (a hole) with a spile or peg.
- to furnish with a spigot or spout, as for drawing off a liquid.
- to tap by means of a spile.
- to furnish, strengthen, or support with spiles or piles.
Origin of spile1
Examples from the Web for spiling
Historical Examples of spiling
Then he took a few turns with the other end about a spiling, and held hard.Jack Harvey's Adventures
Ruel Perley Smith
I rushed forrard, and raised her to my arms: spiling thereby a new weskit and a pair of crimson smalcloes.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush
William Makepeace Thackeray
"'Pears like as if we were spiling the Egyptians," said an old man who had gathered an immense pile of blankets and coats.The Boys of '61
Charles Carleton Coffin.
With a bound, Willy Horse cleared the spiling and leaped to the river bed to finish his victim.Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods
Jessie Graham Flower
The ship passed between the long rows of spiling with nice judgment.
- a heavy timber stake or pile
- US and Canadian a spout for tapping sap from the sugar maple tree
- a plug or spigot
- to provide or support with a spile
- US to tap (a tree) with a spile
- Northern English dialect a splinter
Word Origin for spile
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).