Definition of scantling in English:
1A timber beam of small cross section.
- 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.
2 (often scantlings) A set of standard dimensions for parts of a structure, especially in shipbuilding.
- 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.
Definition of scantling in:
- US English dictionary