Definition of Scantling

1. Noun. An upright in house framing.

Exact synonyms: Stud
Group relationships: Building, Edifice
Generic synonyms: Upright, Vertical
Derivative terms: Stud



Definition of Scantling

1. a. Not plentiful; small; scanty.

2. n. A fragment; a bit; a little piece.

Definition of Scantling

1. Noun. (chiefly in the plural) The set size or dimension of a piece of timber, stone etc., or materials used to build ships or aircraft. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) A small portion, a scant amount. ¹

3. Noun. A small, upright timber used in construction, especially less than five inches square. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scantling

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scantling

scantest
scantier
scanties
scantiest
scantily
scantily clad
scantiness
scantinesses
scanting
scantity
scantle
scantled
scantles
scantlet
scantlets
scantling (current term)
scantlings
scantly
scantness
scantnesses
scantron
scantrons
scants
scanty
scapa
scapaed
scapaing
scapas
scape
scaped

Literary usage of Scantling

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"Iron, being of larger scantling and not so ductile, was more rigid and less liable to throw off scale. It also corroded at a slower ratio than steel. ..."

2. The Young Mill-wright and Miller's Guide by Oliver Evans, Thomas P. Jones, Cadwallader Evans (1848)
"The arrangements being completed, the bills of scantling and iron work may ... BILLS OF scantling FOR A MILL, 32 BY 55 FEET, 3 STORIES HIGH : THE WALLS OF ..."

3. The House Fly, Disease Carrier: An Account of Its Dangerous Activities and by Leland Ossian Howard (1911)
"38 is as follows: A. Two pieces of lumber (scantling) 4 feet long and 6 inches ... G. Two pieces of lumber (scantling) 5 feet long; 2 by 4 inches at ends. ..."

4. Scribner's Engineers' and Mechanics' Companion: Comprising United States by J. M. Scribner (1849)
"The length of any piece of scantling, or timber, will be found in the left-hand ... Thus, on page 261, a piece of scantling 21 by 11 inches, side dimension, ..."

5. A Manual of the Laws of North Carolina, Arranged Under Distinct Heads, in ...by North Carolina, John Haywood by North Carolina, John Haywood (1819)
""Nothing herein shall affect contracts heretofore entered into for staves, shingles, plank or scantling. XXVIII. 1792, Ç. 9, $8. One half the fees directed ..."

6. Cyclopedia of Architecture: Historical, Descriptive, Typographical by Robert Stuart (1854)
"X 3 If 8 feet 4j. . x 3 in. Small Rafters of Fir. Bearing. scantling. ... scantling. 20 15.. x 15 24 18.. x 16 If 6 feet 6 in. x 3 in. Joists of Oak. ..."

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