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Pile is an alternative word for heap, e.g., a pile or heap of trash.

Pile may also refer to:



  • Pile: type of deep foundation, massive pillar such as the bridge pier supporting an arch
    • Pile bridge, structure that uses foundations consisting of long poles
  • Pile lighthouse, a type of skeletal lighthouse used primarily in Florida, US, and in Australia
    • Screw-pile lighthouse, a lighthouse that stands on piles screwed into sandy or muddy sea or river bottoms

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  • Rubble pile, in astronomy, an object that is not a monolith, consisting instead of numerous pieces of rock that have coalesced under the influence of gravity
  • "Piles", a common name for hemorrhoids
  • Pile (heraldry), an ordinary in heraldry, a downward-pointing triangle
  • Battery (or Pile), also known as Roman stack, stack Gallo-Roman funeral pile, is a monument from the late Roman period
  • Pile (textile), fabric with raised surface made of upright loops or strands of yarn

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