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sheet pile

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.
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sheet piling, noun Unabridged
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  • Location to be between the existing guide rail and sheet pile wall.
  • Steel sheet pile wall is found along the riverbank at this site.
  • We are attempting to develop an alternative method of access to the top of a sheet pile.
  • The department will measure the area of the wall from the sheet pile tip elevation to the top cutoff.
  • These demolitions could include concrete lock walls and large diameter sheet pile cellular structures.
  • Anchor each air header to the sheet pile at harbor bottom.
British Dictionary definitions for sheet pile

sheet pile

(civil engineering) one of a group of piles made of timber, steel, or prestressed concrete set close together to resist lateral pressure, as from earth or water Compare bearing pile
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