Definitions for spall
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a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge
"a truck bearing a mound of blue spalls"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Shoulder. Out of use.
Etymology: espaule, French.
Their mighty strokes their haberions dismay’d,
And naked made each others manly spolles. Edward Fairfax.
Spall are fragments of a material that are broken off a larger solid body. It can be produced by a variety of mechanisms, including as a result of projectile impact, corrosion, weathering, cavitation, or excessive rolling pressure (as in a ball bearing). Spalling and spallation both describe the process of surface failure in which spall is shed. The terms spall, spalling, and spallation have been adopted by particle physicists; in neutron scattering instruments, neutrons are generated by bombarding a uranium (or other) target with a stream of atoms. The neutrons that are ejected from the target are known as "spall".
Spall refers to flakes, chips, or fragments of material that have broken off a larger solid body. It's often used in the context of structures or materials that have been damaged or deteriorated due to various factors such as pressure, impact, or environmental conditions. The process of this happening is referred to as spalling.
a chip or fragment, especially a chip of stone as struck off the block by the hammer, having at least one feather-edge
to break into small pieces, as ore, for the purpose of separating from rock
to reduce, as irregular blocks of stone, to an approximately level surface by hammering
to give off spalls, or wedge-shaped chips; -- said of stone, as when badly set, with the weight thrown too much on the outer surface
Etymology: [Prov. E. spall, spell. See Spale, Spell a splinter.]
Spall are flakes of a material that are broken off a larger solid body and can be produced by a variety of mechanisms, including as a result of projectile impact, corrosion, weathering, cavitation, or excessive rolling pressure. Spalling and spallation both describe the process of surface failure in which spall is shed. The terms spall and spalling have been adopted by particle physicists; in neutron scattering instruments, neutrons are generated by bombarding a uranium target with a stream of atoms. The neutrons that are ejected from the target are known as spall.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
spawl, n. (Spens.) the shoulder.—Also Spald. [O. Fr. espaule—L. spatula, a broad blade.]
spawl, v.t. and v.i. to split, splinter, to chip.—n. a chip or splinter thrown off.—v.t. and v.i. Spalt, to split off splinters.—adj. brittle.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spall is ranked #36788 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Spall surname appeared 607 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Spall.
86.4% or 525 total occurrences were White.
9% or 55 total occurrences were Asian.
1.9% or 12 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.6% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of spall in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of spall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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