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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spall, spawlnoun

    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

  1. Spallnoun

    Shoulder. Out of use.

    Etymology: espaule, French.

    Their mighty strokes their haberions dismay’d,
    And naked made each others manly spolles. Edward Fairfax.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spallnoun

    the shoulder

  2. Spallnoun

    a chip or fragment, especially a chip of stone as struck off the block by the hammer, having at least one feather-edge

  3. Spallverb

    to break into small pieces, as ore, for the purpose of separating from rock

  4. Spallverb

    to reduce, as irregular blocks of stone, to an approximately level surface by hammering

  5. Spallverb

    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

  6. Etymology: [Prov. E. spall, spell. See Spale, Spell a splinter.]

Freebase

  1. Spall

    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

  1. Spall

    spawl, n. (Spens.) the shoulder.—Also Spald. [O. Fr. espaule—L. spatula, a broad blade.]

  2. Spall

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spall in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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