variants: or less commonly forepale \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗ \

Definition of forepole

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

forepole

noun

Definition of forepole (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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History and Etymology for forepole

Transitive verb

fore- + pole or pale (verb)

Noun

fore- + pole (noun)

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“Forepole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forepole. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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