Definitions for scantlingˈskænt lɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scantling, stud(noun)

    an upright in house framing

Wiktionary

  1. scantling(Noun)

    The set size or dimension of a piece of timber, stone etc., or materials used to build ships or aircraft.

  2. scantling(Noun)

    A small portion, a scant amount.

  3. scantling(Noun)

    A small, upright timber used in construction, especially less than five inches square.

  4. Origin: Alteration of scantillon, by association with -ling. Later senses also influenced by similarity with scant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scantling(adj)

    not plentiful; small; scanty

  2. Scantling(verb)

    a fragment; a bit; a little piece

  3. Scantling(verb)

    a piece or quantity cut for a special purpose; a sample

  4. Scantling(verb)

    a small quantity; a little bit; not much

  5. Scantling(verb)

    a piece of timber sawed or cut of a small size, as for studs, rails, etc

  6. Scantling(verb)

    the dimensions of a piece of timber with regard to its breadth and thickness; hence, the measure or dimensions of anything

  7. Scantling(verb)

    a rough draught; a rude sketch or outline

  8. Scantling(verb)

    a frame for casks to lie upon; a trestle

  9. Origin: [See Scant, a.]

Freebase

  1. Scantling

    Scantling is a measurement of prescribed size, dimensions, or cross sectional areas.

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