[ spahy-ling ]
/ ˈspaɪ lɪŋ /


a group or mass of piles; spiles.

Origin of spiling

First recorded in 1835–45; spile1 + -ing1

Definition for spiling (2 of 3)

[ spahyl ]
/ spaɪl /


verb (used with object), spiled, spil·ing.

Origin of spile

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

Definition for spiling (3 of 3)

[ spahyl ]
/ spaɪl /

verb (used with or without object), spiled, spil·ing, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for spiling

/ (spaɪl) /


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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