Scantling

Definition of Scantling

Scant´ling
a.1.Not plentiful; small; scanty.
n.1.A fragment; a bit; a little piece.
Such as exceed not this scantling; - to be solace to the sovereign and harmless to the people.
- Bacon.
A pretty scantling of his knowledge may taken by his deferring to be baptized so many years.
- Milton.
2.A small quantity; a little bit; not much.
Reducing them to narrow scantlings.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.A piece of timber sawed or cut of a small size, as for studs, rails, etc.
3.The dimensions of a piece of timber with regard to its breadth and thickness; hence, the measure or dimensions of anything.
4.A rough draught; a rude sketch or outline.
5.A frame for casks to lie upon; a trestle.

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building, edifice, stud, upright, vertical
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