Definition of piling
: a structure of piles; also : pile
Recent Examples of piling from the Web
There was enough tangled fishing wire and other muck pulled from the pilings of the Dania Beach pier on Saturday morning to fill a dumpster.
From above, the mining vessels look like oil rigs, 300-foot-long ships with helicopter landing platforms, dredging equipment and industrial metal pilings.
The facility required concrete pilings poured 82 feet below ground, on account of...
The waterfront houses dangle over the high tide line, supported by cedar pilings that look like gap teeth.
The bridge was shut down indefinitely to vehicle traffic in early April after divers inspecting the support pilings found a crack.
Since then, around 200 other buildings have had their pilings repaired.
Water also entered a crack that formed between the wall, the sheet piling and the levee.
In the 17th Street Canal, the pressure of surge water took advantage of differing soil layers, some soft and some stronger, beneath the sheet piling of some floodwall panels.
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First Known Use of piling
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Definition of piling for Students
: a supporting structure made of large stakes or pointed posts driven into the ground
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