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  • scantillon — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scantling — is a measurement of prescribed size, dimensions, or cross sectional areas.hippingIn shipbuilding, the scantling refers to the collective dimensions of the various parts, particularly the framing and structural supports. The word is most often… …   Wikipedia

  • Scantling — A set of standardised dimensions used by carpenters and builders. Cf. Scantillon …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • scantling — (adj.) 1520s, measured or prescribed size, altered from scantillon (c.1300), aphetic of O.Fr. escantillon, of uncertain origin; perhaps ultimately from L. scandere to climb (see SCAN (Cf. scan)). Sense influenced by SCANT (Cf. scant). Meaning… …   Etymology dictionary

  • scantling — noun 1》 a timber beam of small cross section.     ↘the size to which a piece of timber or stone is measured and cut. 2》 (often scantlings) a set of standard dimensions for parts of a structure, especially in shipbuilding. 3》 archaic a specimen,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • scantling — /ˈskæntlɪŋ/ (say skantling) noun 1. a timber of comparatively small cross section, as a rafter or a purlin. 2. such timbers collectively. 3. the size of a timber in width and thickness, or the dimensions of a stone or other building material. 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • scant|ling — «SKANT lihng», noun. 1. a) a small beam or piece of timber, often used as an upright piece in the frame of a building. b) such beams or timbers collectively. 2. the width and thickness of a board, beam, cut stone, or other building material, used …   Useful english dictionary

  • scanklyone — variant of scantillon …   Useful english dictionary

  • schaundle — schaundle, schauntillun see scandal, scantillon …   Useful english dictionary

  • schauntillun — schaundle, schauntillun see scandal, scantillon …   Useful english dictionary

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