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forepole

transitive verb
variants: less commonly

forepale

Definition of forepole

  1. :  to advance (an excavation) in quicksand or caving ground by driving poles, slabs, or sheathing into the ground ahead of the excavating or simultaneously with it

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Origin and Etymology of forepole

fore- + pole or pale (verb)


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forepole

noun

Definition of forepole

  1. :  a piece of lagging, a heavy plank, or a pole, sharpened on one end and used in forepoling —called also lath, spile, spiling

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Origin and Etymology of forepole

fore- + pole (noun)


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