Spale
Spale Spale, n. [Cf. {Spell} a splinter.] 1. A lath; a shaving or chip, as of wood or stone. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Shipbuilding) A strengthening cross timber. [1913 Webster]


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  • špale — špȁle ž pl. tantum <G špȃlā> DEFINICIJA reg. 1. leđa [pasti komu na špale, pren. pasti (komu) na leđa, tj. postati čija briga] 2. ramena [kose špale kosa, spuštena ramena, ramena »prema dolje«]; loša tjelesna građa u ramenima ONOMASTIKA pr …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • spale — noun also spail ˈspā(ə)l ( s) Etymology: Middle English spale, spalle, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse spal , spölr rail, bar, spjald square tablet more at spill 1. dialect Britain …   Useful english dictionary

  • spale — spail.span board a board fastened across the centre of a fish barrow to strengthen the surface on which the load is carried (Newfoundland) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • spale — North Country (Newcastle) Words a chipping of wood, or splinter …   English dialects glossary

  • spale — sb. == rest? O. and N. 258. Sw. ‘spel,’ game or play …   Oldest English Words

  • spalė — spãlė sf. (2) KŽ; R, N žr. spalis 1 …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Cross-spale — ( sp?l ), Cross spall Cross spall ( sp?l ), n. [See {Spale} & {Spall}.] (Shipbuilding) One of the temporary wooden braces, placed horizontally across a frame to hold it in position until the deck beams are in; a cross pawl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-spale — noun also cross spall ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymology: cross (III) : a temporary wooden brace used in shipbuilding secured horizontally across a frame to hold it in position until the deck beams are in place …   Useful english dictionary

  • spalis — spãlis sm. (2) Rtr, Š, KŽ, spalỹs (4) K, NdŽ, KŽ, spãliai pl. (2) Rtr 1. R, R304, MŽ407, M minant atsiskiriantis nuo pluošto linų ar kanapių sumedėjusio stiebo šapelis: Kris spãlis, ir bus vaikelis žabalis Slm. Spalỹs inkrito į akį Mrj.… …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Cross-spall — Cross spale Cross spale ( sp?l ), Cross spall Cross spall ( sp?l ), n. [See {Spale} & {Spall}.] (Shipbuilding) One of the temporary wooden braces, placed horizontally across a frame to hold it in position until the deck beams are in; a cross pawl …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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