sheet pile


sheet pile
noun
a pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage
Syn: ↑sheath pile, ↑sheet piling
Hypernyms: ↑pile, ↑spile, ↑piling, ↑stilt

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noun
: any of various thick boards or planks that are wedge-shaped at the lower end and sometimes tongued on one edge and grooved on the other and are driven into the ground close together between gauged piles to form walls (as of a cofferdam); also : a rolled steel member used for the same purpose and so designed that each pile interlocks along its edges with the adjacent piles

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one of a number of piles, usually flat, driven side by side to retain earth, etc., or to prevent seepage into an excavation. Also called sheath pile.
[1835-45]

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n. a pile that is pressed or molded from sheet metal or vinyl so as to interlock with other such piles to form a retaining wall or other piling installation
Derivatives:
sheet-piling n.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • sheet|pile — «SHEET PYL», noun. a piling formed of thick planks driven between the main piles of a cofferdam or other hydraulic work to retain or to exclude water: »The cofferdams are basically a series of interlocking cells filled with sand and walled by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheet pile — įlaidinis polis statusas Aprobuotas sritis statyba apibrėžtis Medinis įlaidinis tašas ar metalinis arba plastikinis įlaidinis profiliuotis; pastarojo įlaidos ir įlaido mazgas yra susirakinantis. atitikmenys: angl. sheet pile vok. Spundpfahl rus.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sheet pile — sheet piling. one of a number of piles, usually flat, driven side by side to retain earth, etc., or to prevent seepage into an excavation. Also called sheath pile. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • sheet pile wall — įlaidinė siena statusas Aprobuotas sritis statyba apibrėžtis Siena, sudaryta grunte iš įlaidinių lentų ar polių; svarbi antifiltracinė priemonė ir konstrukcijų, pvz., krantinių, elementas. atitikmenys: angl. sheet pile wall vok. Spundwand rus.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • To sheet-pile — Pile Pile, v. t. To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles. [1913 Webster] {To sheet pile}, to make sheet piling in or around. See {Sheet piling}, under 2nd {Piling}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pile — Pile, v. t. To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles. [1913 Webster] {To sheet pile}, to make sheet piling in or around. See {Sheet piling}, under 2nd {Piling}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheet piling — noun a pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage • Syn: ↑sheet pile, ↑sheath pile • Hypernyms: ↑pile, ↑spile, ↑piling, ↑stilt …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheet piling — noun a) A type of retaining wall used during construction by driving interlocking sheets of material into the ground. b) The material used to assemble a sheet pile retaining wall …   Wiktionary

  • Pile — Pile, n. [AS. p[=i]l arrow, stake, L. pilum javelin; but cf. also L. pila pillar.] 1. A large stake, or piece of timber, pointed and driven into the earth, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pile bridge — Pile Pile, n. [AS. p[=i]l arrow, stake, L. pilum javelin; but cf. also L. pila pillar.] 1. A large stake, or piece of timber, pointed and driven into the earth, as at the bottom of a river, or in a harbor where the ground is soft, for the support …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English