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spile

spile

 
pronunciation:
spaIl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a wooden peg or plug, esp. one used as a spigot in a barrel.
similar words:
tap
definition 2: a tap or spout driven into a sugar maple through which the sap is drawn off.
similar words:
tap
definition 3: a heavy wooden stake or timber driven upright into the ground, used esp. in foundations.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spiled, spiles, spiling
definition: to plug up, tap into, or support with a spile.
similar words:
plug