Definition of spile in English:

spile

Syllabification: spile
Pronunciation: /spīl
 
/

noun

1A small wooden peg or spigot for stopping a cask.
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  • Before beginning, sterilize both the spile and the jug with boiling water.
1.1North American A small wooden or metal spout for tapping the sap from a sugar maple.
2A large, heavy timber driven into the ground to support a superstructure.
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  • Into this hole, tap in the spile with a wooden mallet.

verb

[with object] chiefly US or dialect Back to top  
Broach (a cask) with a peg in order to draw off liquid.
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  • Well, firstly I'm still adamant that you can't beat a pint of cask-conditioned ale, properly tapped and spiled, at the peak of perfection.

Origin

early 16th century: from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German, 'wooden peg'; sense 2 of the noun apparently an alteration of pile2.

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