Middle English Dictionary Entry

spil(e n.(1)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Note: Cp. spale n.(2), spalle n., & spel(e n.
(a) A fragment of wood; a splinter; (b) ~ bon, the thighbone, femur; also, a bone of the arm, prob. the radius.

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Note: Med., etc. (sense (b)), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. spile bone.