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Sheet piling   /ʃit pˈaɪlɪŋ/   Listen
Sheet piling

A pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage.  Synonyms: sheath pile, sheet pile.

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"Sheet piling" Quotes from Famous Books

... to be closed by two cofferdams. The space between was pumped out, the excavation was made, and the driving of foundation piling begun. Quicksands gave much trouble. They flowed into the cut, until they were stopped with sheet piling. The piles were from 30 to 60 feet in length and from three to five feet apart ...
— The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans • Thomas Ewing Dabney

Words linked to "Sheet piling" :   pile, sheet pile, spile, piling, stilt

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