- 1A timber beam of small cross section.More example sentences
- In Britain and America, material was available in timber form, as plank, deals, board, and scantling.
- She fully conforms to all the stringent constructional requirements of this class, including 6 watertight compartments, strong scantlings and a high level of stability.
- 1.1The size to which a piece of timber or stone is measured and cut.More example sentences
- Its crucks - nine full pairs and a pair at each end cut off halfway to form the half-hipped roof - are 10 m. long, with a scantling of 0.53 m. and a span of 10.2 m.
- 2 (often scantlings) A set of standard dimensions for parts of a structure, especially in shipbuilding.More example sentences
- Although not built to any specific standard, other than Hinckley's own, that I know of, the scantlings are impressive by anyone's standards.
- Since German engineers standardized scantlings for testing to about eight inches long, Fernow decried in particular British engineers' preferences for full-sized generic timbers.
early 16th century (denoting prescribed size, or a set of standard dimensions): alteration of obsolete scantillon (from Old French escantillon 'sample'), by association with the suffix -ling.
More definitions of scantlingDefinition of scantling in:
- The US English dictionary