Scantling

  • 1 Scantling — is a measurement of prescribed size, dimensions, or cross sectional areas.hippingIn shipbuilding, the scantling refers to the collective dimensions of the various parts, particularly the framing and structural supports. The word is most often… …

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  • 2 Scantling — Scant ling, n. [Cf. OF. eschantillon, F. [ e]chantillon, a sample, pattern, example. In some senses confused with scant insufficient. See {Scantle}, v. t.] 1. A fragment; a bit; a little piece. Specifically: (a) A piece or quantity cut for a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Scantling — Scant ling, a. [See {Scant}, a.] Not plentiful; small; scanty. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 scantling — index minimum Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 scantling — (adj.) 1520s, measured or prescribed size, altered from scantillon (c.1300), aphetic of O.Fr. escantillon, of uncertain origin; perhaps ultimately from L. scandere to climb (see SCAN (Cf. scan)). Sense influenced by SCANT (Cf. scant). Meaning… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 scantling — [skant′liŋ] n. [altered (as if < SCANT + LING1) < ME scantilone, a carpenter s gauge, aphetic < NormFr escantillon, for OFr eschandillon, a measure < Prov escandil, a measure of volume < VL * scandaculum, ladder, plumb <… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 scantling — noun /ˈskantlɪŋ/ a) The set size or dimension of a piece of timber, stone etc., or materials used to build ships or aircraft. For one may have particular knowledge of the nature of one river, and experience of the qualitie of one fountaine, that… …

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  • 8 scantling — noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English scantilon, mason s or carpenter s measure, from Anglo French escauntiloun, eschantillon Date: 1555 1. a. the dimensions of timber and stone used in building b. the dimensions of a structural element… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 scantling — /skant ling/, n. 1. a timber of relatively slight width and thickness, as a stud or rafter in a house frame. 2. such timbers collectively. 3. the width and thickness of a timber. 4. the dimensions of a building stone. 5. Naut. a. a dressed timber …

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  • 10 Scantling — A set of standardised dimensions used by carpenters and builders. Cf. Scantillon …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 11 scantling — n. small amount, bit; long and thin timber …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 scantling — noun 1》 a timber beam of small cross section.     ↘the size to which a piece of timber or stone is measured and cut. 2》 (often scantlings) a set of standard dimensions for parts of a structure, especially in shipbuilding. 3》 archaic a specimen,… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 Scantling — ♦ Dimensions of a piece of timber in breadth and thickness, but not including length. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 414) …

    Medieval glossary

  • 14 scantling — scant·ling …

    English syllables

  • 15 scantling — scant•ling [[t]ˈskænt lɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) bui a timber of relatively slight width and thickness, as a stud or rafter in a house frame 2) bui such timbers collectively 3) bui the width and thickness of a timber 4) a small quantity or amount • Etymology …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 scantling — /ˈskæntlɪŋ/ (say skantling) noun 1. a timber of comparatively small cross section, as a rafter or a purlin. 2. such timbers collectively. 3. the size of a timber in width and thickness, or the dimensions of a stone or other building material. 4.… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 17 scantling —   n. small amount; small beam; trestle …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 18 scantling — n. 1 a a timber beam of small cross section. b a size to which a stone or timber is to be cut. 2 a set of standard dimensions for parts of a structure, esp. in shipbuilding. 3 (usu. foll. by of) archaic a a specimen or sample. b one s necessary… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Scantling length — is a distance slightly less than the waterline length of a ship, and generally less than the overall length of a ship. In the ABS Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels, it is defined as the distance on the summer load line from the fore… …

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  • 20 scantling number — noun or scantling numeral Etymology: scantling (I) : a number variously computed from a ship s dimensions and used in reference to a tabulated scheme specifying the size of structural material required to entitle a ship according to its type to a …

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