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screw pile

noun
1.
a pile that is used for the foundations of bridges, lighthouses, etc., and has a screwlike lower end for drilling through and taking firm hold in compacted material.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
Related forms
screw piling, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for screw pile

screw pile

noun
1.
a pile with a threaded tip that is screwed into the ground by a winch or capstan
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