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Pile may refer to:


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  • Atomic pile, early term for a nuclear reactor, typically one constructed of graphite
  • Voltaic pile, first modern electric battery



  • Piles, Valencia, a commune in the province of Valence, in Spain
  • Cinq-Mars-la-Pile, a commune of Indre-et-Loire, in the central region of France
  • Grandes-Piles, municipality in Mékinac Regional County Municipality, in Mauricie, Québec, Canada
  • Les Piles, a commune in the comarca of Conca de Barberà, in the province of Tarragona, in Spain
  • Port-de-Piles, a commune in Centre-West in France
  • Saint-Jean-des-Piles, Quebec, a past municipality and a sector of Shawinigan City in Québec, Canada
  • The Chicago Pile-1, the world's first artificial nuclear fission reactor
  • The Pile, a common nickname for the ruins of the World Trade Center site, following the 11 September 2001 attacks

Other uses[edit]

  • Pile (band), an American indie rock band
  • Pile (heraldry), an ordinary in heraldry, a downward-pointing triangle
  • Pile (textile), fabric with raised surface made of upright loops or strands of yarn
  • "Piles", a common name for hemorrhoids
  • 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

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