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A building component of timber or metal placed vertically in the ground, often to support a roof or other superstructure. Use more specific site type where known.

Related Terms

Term Note
PILE A structural component in the form of a substantial upright, usually wooden, driven into the ground to support a building platform or superstructure. Use more specific site type where known.
POST HOLE A hole dug to provide a firm base for an upright post, often with stone packing. Use broader monument type where known.

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