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spile /spaɪl/ n
  1. a heavy timber stake or pile
  2. US Canadian a spout for tapping sap from the sugar maple tree
  3. a plug or spigot
vb (transitive)
  1. to provide or support with a spile
  2. US to tap (a tree) with a spile
Etymology: 16th Century: probably from Middle Dutch spile peg; related to Icelandic spila skewer, Latin spīna thorn



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