sheet pile

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A stack of sheet piles at New Orleans


sheet pile (plural sheet piles)

  1. (usually in the plural) A corrugated steel pile, which is vertically driven into the ground to form a wall of sheet piling.
    • 2020 May 20, Paul Stephen, “NR beats floods to secure tracks to Drax”, in Rail, page 58:
      Once the floodwaters had receded and further damage inspections could be carried out, the engineering solution [...] was to drill more than 120 sheet piles up to eight metres deep along a 115-metre section of the embankment.