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


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PILE EXTRACTOR

1. A pile hammer which strikes the pile upward so as to loosen its grip and remove it from the ground. 2. A vibratory hammer which loosens the pile by high-frequency jarring.

PILE BENT

A row of timber or concrete bearing piles with a pile cap forming that part of a trestle which carries the adjacent ends of timber stringers or concrete slabs.

PEDESTAL PILE

A concrete pile with a bulbous enlargement at the bottom.

LEVEL MEASUREMENT

The determination of the linear vertical distance between a reference point or datum plane and the surface of a liquid or the top of a pile of divided solid.

H PILE

A steel pile that is H-shaped in section.

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 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.

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