wood·​pile | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌpī(-ə)l How to pronounce woodpile (audio) \

Definition of woodpile

: a pile of wood (such as firewood)

Examples of woodpile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Assembling a decent woodpile, however, is always an end in itself. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 1 Mar. 2021 An unseasonable cold front in May underscores the importance of augmenting the woodpile before winter, as well as stockpiling hay and planting potatoes and beans. Erin Douglass, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 July 2022 Another, beside a woodpile, wore a sheepskin-and-leather jacket that was speckled with unmelted snow. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 2 May 2022 Build jumps off an existing foundation like a woodpile. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 24 Feb. 2015 The only thing Mike loves more than describing a Thanksgiving menu is building a woodpile. Ashley Ray-harris, Vulture, 7 June 2021 Residents of the Canadian town also brought over trucks full of firewood for Hyder residents who had relied on a woodpile in Canada, Stewart said. Tess Williams, Anchorage Daily News, 2 May 2021 In the conversation secretly recorded by Daly during lunch with Lamey at Rick's Boatyard Cafe in Indianapolis, Lamey does not mention the woodpile slur Daly characterizes as an Irish colloquialism. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, 26 June 2020 Sixty-three deaths were reported in the United States between 1950 and 1959, most of which occurred in or around a woodpile or outhouse. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 11 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of woodpile

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of woodpile was circa 1552

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16 Aug 2022

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“Woodpile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodpile. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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wood·​pile | \ ˈwu̇d-ˌpīl How to pronounce woodpile (audio) \

Kids Definition of woodpile

: a pile of wood and especially firewood


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