wood·​pile ˈwu̇d-ˌpī(-ə)l How to pronounce woodpile (audio)
: a pile of wood (such as firewood)

Examples of woodpile in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reptiles typically hang out under rocks, logs and woodpiles, according to the National Park Service. Jacqueline Pinedo, Sacramento Bee, 16 Apr. 2024 They can be found under shady places like logs, rocks, large shrubs, and woodpiles. Tiffani Jackson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 3 Apr. 2024 Be sure to clear away large piles from structures and woodpiles. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 16 Nov. 2023 Most black widow bites occur when people inadvertently disturb their webs, which can be found in woodpiles, garages, basements, barns and—of particular concern for hunters’ whose deer camps include an outhouse—outdoor toilets that attract flies, the spider’s favorite prey. Steven Hill, Field & Stream, 25 Oct. 2023 Start a Wood Pile Besides giving you a place to stash logs for the bonfire or fireplace, woodpiles and brush piles give fireflies a moist, dark place to lay eggs and rest during the day. Jenny Krane, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 July 2023 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, 3 May 2023 Most yellow jackets make their nests underground, so they are commonly found near trees, hollow logs, and woodpiles. Women's Health, 1 May 2023 From a ground cover for a small tent to a rain and snow fly for a hunting camp or a cover for the woodpile over the winter, this tarp can do it all. Field & Stream Commerce Team, Field & Stream, 14 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of woodpile was circa 1552

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“Woodpile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodpile. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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wood·​pile -ˌpīl How to pronounce woodpile (audio)
: a pile of wood and especially firewood
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