spiles or timbers collectively
Origin of spiling; from spile + -ing
- Present participle of spile.
Variant of spile
- a plug or spigot, as for a barrel
- ☆ a tap or spout driven into a maple tree to draw off sap
- a heavy stake or timber driven into the ground as a foundation or support
Origin of spileMiddle Dutch splinter, skewer, bar, spindle: for Indo-European base see spike