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
- 1.1North American A small wooden or metal spout for tapping the sap from a sugar maple.nozzle, head, spray, rose, atomizer, sprinkler, sprinkler head, spout, nose
- 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.’
transitive verb[with object]
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.’
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