Definition of spile in English:

spile

noun

  • 1A small wooden peg or spigot for stopping a cask.

    • ‘Before beginning, sterilize both the spile and the jug with boiling water.’
    stopper, stop, plug, bung, peg, spigot, spile, seal
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    1. 1.1North American A small wooden or metal spout for tapping the sap from a sugar maple.
  • 2A large, heavy timber driven into the ground to support a superstructure.

    • ‘Into this hole, tap in the spile with a wooden mallet.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]US
dialect
  • Broach (a cask) with a peg in order to draw off liquid.

    • ‘Well, firstly I'm still adamant that you can't beat a pint of cask-conditioned ale, properly tapped and spiled, at the peak of perfection.’

Origin

Early 16th century: from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German, wooden peg; in spile apparently an alteration of pile.

Pronunciation:

spile

/spʌɪl/