Guide pile
Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook. [1913 Webster]

2. One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of life; a director; a regulator. [1913 Webster]

He will be our guide, even unto death. --Ps. xlviii. 14. [1913 Webster]

3. Any contrivance, especially one having a directing edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to the motion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, or for directing the hand or eye, as of an operator; as: (a) (Water Wheels) A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets. (b) (Surgery) A grooved director for a probe or knife. (c) (Printing) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mil.) A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directing flank of each subdivision of a column of troops, or at the end of a line, to mark the pivots, formations, marches, and alignments in tactics. --Farrow. [1913 Webster]

{Guide bar} (Mach.), the part of a steam engine on which the crosshead slides, and by which the motion of the piston rod is kept parallel to the cylinder, being a substitute for the parallel motion; -- called also {guide}, and {slide bar}.

{Guide block} (Steam Engine), a block attached in to the crosshead to work in contact with the guide bar.

{Guide meridian}. (Surveying) See under {Meridian}.

{Guide pile} (Engin.), a pile driven to mark a place, as a point to work to.

{Guide pulley} (Mach.), a pulley for directing or changing the line of motion of belt; an idler. --Knight.

{Guide rail} (Railroads), an additional rail, between the others, gripped by horizontal driving wheels on the locomotive, as a means of propulsion on steep gradients. [1913 Webster]


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  • Guide — Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guide — Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide bar — Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide block — Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide meridian — Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide pulley — Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide rail — Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide MICHELIN — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Michelin (homonymie). Guide Michelin de 1929 Le Guide Michelin (le Guide rouge …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Guide rouge — Guide Michelin Pour les articles homonymes, voir Michelin (homonymie). Guide Michelin de 1929 Le Guide Michelin (le Guide rouge …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pile — 1. pile [ pil ] n. f. • 1287; lat. pila « colonne » I ♦ 1 ♦ Pilier de maçonnerie soutenant les arches (d un pont). « des lourdes piles du pont Marie aux arches légères du nouveau pont » (Zola). 2 ♦ Tas plus haut que large d objets de même espèce… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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