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

Definition of woodpile

: a pile of wood (such as firewood)

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Move construction material, trash, and woodpiles at least 30 feet away from the home and other outbuildings. Rose Meily, The Mercury News, "Are you ready for fire season?," 14 June 2019 In the winter, the driveway is cleared and the woodpile is full. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Physician's symptoms could be sign of illness," 5 July 2018 Rats also love woodpiles and will nest in them over the summer. Marla Jo Fisher, Orange County Register, "Buying firewood? Don’t make these mistakes," 30 Mar. 2017 Ticks, too, who live in the great outdoors, often lurk surprisingly close to home – in brush, woodpiles and freshly mowed lawn. Dina Ibrahim, Detroit Free Press, "Heading Outdoors? Watch Out for Ticks," 27 June 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of woodpile

: a pile of pieces of wood that will be used to make fires


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

Kids Definition of woodpile

: a pile of wood and especially firewood

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