a pile, usually one of a group, set beside ferry slips, wharves, etc., to guide approaching vessels and driven so as to yield slightly when struck in order to lessen the shock of contact.
an upright, usually freestanding, pile driven into the sea bed or a riverbed beside a berth to protect the dock wall or wharf from the impact of vessels
- Pile into
Move in a disorderly group into, crowd into, as in The team piled into the bus. The related expression pile in takes no object, as in Jack opened the car door and yelled, “Pile in!” [ First half of 1800s ]
- Pile of shit
[pahy-lee-uh-ley-tid, pil-ee-] /ˈpaɪ li əˌleɪ tɪd, ˈpɪl i-/ adjective 1. .
noun 1. either of two western subspecies of Wilson’s warbler.