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A pile in the form of a plank, driven in close contact with others to provide a tight wall to resist the lateral pressure of water or adjacent earth.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a mining support, under the protection of which mining work is performed in unstable (loose and water-bearing) rocks and soils. A sheet pile is a tongued and grooved barrier-type enclosure made of wood or metal.
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One of a number of piles, interlocked or meshed with similar units, to form a barrier to retain soil or to keep water out of a foundation.
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