What does scantling mean?

Definitions for scantlingˈskænt lɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scantling.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scantling, stud(noun)

    an upright in house framing


  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.]


  1. Scantling

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scantling in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scantling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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