Definitions for scantlingˈskænt lɪŋ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word scantling
an upright in house framing
The set size or dimension of a piece of timber, stone etc., or materials used to build ships or aircraft.
A small portion, a scant amount.
A small, upright timber used in construction, especially less than five inches square.
Origin: Alteration of scantillon, by association with -ling. Later senses also influenced by similarity with scant.
not plentiful; small; scanty
a fragment; a bit; a little piece
a piece or quantity cut for a special purpose; a sample
a small quantity; a little bit; not much
a piece of timber sawed or cut of a small size, as for studs, rails, etc
the dimensions of a piece of timber with regard to its breadth and thickness; hence, the measure or dimensions of anything
a rough draught; a rude sketch or outline
a frame for casks to lie upon; a trestle
Scantling is a measurement of prescribed size, dimensions, or cross sectional areas.
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