Cask vs Spile - What's the difference?

cask | spile |


As nouns the difference between cask and spile

is that cask is a large barrel for the storage of liquid, especially of alcoholic drinks while spile is a splinter or spile can be a pile; a post or girder.

As verbs the difference between cask and spile

is that cask is to put into a cask while spile is to plug (a hole) with a spile or spile can be to support by means of spiles or spile can be (us|dialect|ambitransitive) spoil.

cask

English

(wikipedia cask)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A large barrel for the storage of liquid, especially of alcoholic drinks.
  • (obsolete) A casket; a small box for jewels.
  • * 1593 , , III. ii. 409:
  • A jewel, locked into the woefullest cask / That ever did contain a thing of worth.

    Derived terms

    * cask beer

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To put into a cask.
  • Anagrams

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    spile

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) or (etyl) , (etyl) spile.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A splinter.
  • A spigot or plug used to stop the hole in a barrel or cask.
  • *1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
  • *:So I felt my way down the passage back to the vault, and recked not of the darkness, nor of Blackbeard and his crew, if only I could lay my lips to liquor. Thus I groped about the barrels till near the top of the stack my hand struck on the spile of a keg, and drawing it, I got my mouth to the hold.
  • (US) A spout inserted in a maple (or other tree) to draw off sap.
  • Verb

    (spil)
  • To plug (a hole) with a spile.
  • To draw off (a liquid) using a spile.
  • To provide (a barrel, tree etc.) with a spile.
  • Etymology 2

    Alteration of (pile), after Etymology 1, above.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A pile; a post or girder.
  • Verb

    (spil)
  • To support by means of spiles.
  • Etymology 3

    Alteration of (l).

    Verb

    (spil)
  • (US, dialect, ambitransitive) spoil.
  • Anagrams

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