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.


sheet piling, noun Unabridged
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sheet pile
civil engineering Compare bearing pile 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

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Example sentences
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.
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