end-bearing pile[′end ‚ber·iŋ ‚pīl]
A bearing pile that is driven down to hard ground so that it carries the full load at its point. Also known as a point-bearing pile.
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A pile principally supported at its toe (point), which rests on or is embedded in a bearing stratum.
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