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Meaning of PILING

Pronunciation:  'pIling

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure

PILING is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: pile, spile, stilt
 See Also: column, pillar, sheath pile, sheet pile, sheet piling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pil"ing\, n. [See {Pile} a heap.]
    1. The act of heaping up.
    2. (Iron Manuf.) The process of building up, heating, and
       working, fagots, or piles, to form bars, etc.
  2. \Pil"ing\, n. [See {Pile} a stake.]
    A series of piles; piles considered collectively; as, the
    piling of a bridge.
    {Pug piling}, sheet piles connected together at the edges by
       dovetailed tongues and grooves.
    {Sheet piling}, a series of piles made of planks or half logs
       driven edge to edge, -- used to form the walls of
       cofferdams, etc.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Structural members driven in beds of streams and other bodies of water and grouped in bents or sheets.