piling

noun
pil·​ing | \ ˈpī-liŋ How to pronounce piling (audio) \

Definition of piling

: a structure of piles also : pile

Examples of piling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many complained of rats and bugs in their units and trash piling up across the complex despite paying pest control and waste removal fees with their rent. Katie Rice, orlandosentinel.com, 7 May 2021 Bradstreet’s Landing Sheet-piling for the new pier is nearing completion and aggregate is being installed on the deck. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 22 Mar. 2021 The popular microfiber towel doesn’t have any piling, so sand easily shakes free and won’t get stuck on it. Rebecca Carhart, Travel + Leisure, 11 Apr. 2021 Jeff, who was staring placidly at an outdated television set, was soaring to the pinnacle of piece-piling. Jacob Sweet, The New Yorker, 26 Mar. 2021 After the patch was released, a third wave of infections began, a piling on that typically occurs in such cases because Microsoft dominates the software market and offers a single point of attack. Frank Bajak, Time, 9 Mar. 2021 After the patch was released, a third wave of infections began, a piling on that typically occurs in such cases because Microsoft dominates the software market and offers a single point of attack. Frank Bajak, Time, 9 Mar. 2021 With trash piling up daily, state legislators and environmentalists want to get everything possible out of the waste stream as Connecticut faces mounting environmental problems. Christopher Keating, courant.com, 19 Mar. 2021 A few years later, the piling tinder gave way to revolution. Casey Michel, The New Republic, 12 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of piling

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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31 May 2021

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“Piling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piling. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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piling

noun
pil·​ing | \ ˈpī-liŋ \

Kids Definition of piling

: a supporting structure made of large stakes or pointed posts driven into the ground

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