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A pile in which the upper and lower portions consist of different types of piles.

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DAYBEACON

An unlighted beacon. A daybeacon is identified by its color and the color, shape and number of its daymark. The simplest form of daybeacon consists of a single pile with a daymark affixed at or near its top. See also DAYMARK.

PILE

A long, heavy timber or section of steel, concrete, etc., forced into the earth to serve as a support, as for a pier, or to resist lateral pressure.

ANGLE OF REPOSE

The natural slope that a loose pile of grain, sand, coal, etc will rest at.

ANGLE OF REST

The maximum slope at which a heap of any loose or fragmented solid material will stand without sliding, or will come to rest when poured or dumped in a pile or on a slope. Also known as angle of repose.

ANCHOR PILE

A pile that is located on the land side of a bulkhead or pier and anchors it the target.

BATTER PILE

A pile driven at an inclination to the vertical to provide resistance to horizontal forces. Also known as brace pile; spur pile.

BEARING TEST

A test of the bearing capacities of pile foundations, such as a field loading test of an individual pile; a laboratory test of soil samples for bearing capacities.

BOX PILES

Pile foundations made by welding together two sections of steel sheet piling or combinations of beams, channels, and plates.

BREASTING DOLPHIN

A pile or other structure against which a moored ship rests.

COMPRESSED-AIR POWER

The power delivered by the pressure of compressed air as it expands, utilized in tools such as drills, in hoists, grinders, riveters, diggers, pile drivers, motors, locomotives, and in mine ventilating systems.
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