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. [1913 Webster]

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