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spile

noun \ ˈspī(-ə)l \

Definition of spile

1 :1pile 1
2 :a small plug used to stop the vent of a cask :bung
3 :a spout inserted in a tree to draw off sap

Origin and Etymology of spile

probably from Dutch spijl stake


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spile

verb

Definition of spile

spiled; spiling
transitive verb
1 :to plug with a spile
2 :to supply with a spile

First Known Use of spile

1691


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