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Meaning of point-bearing pile

point'-bear•ing pile"

Pronunciation: (point'bâr"ing), [key]
— Engin., Building Trades. Engin.,Building Trades.
  1. a pile depending on the soil or rock beneath its foot for support. Cf.
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