Definition of Spale

1. n. A lath; a shaving or chip, as of wood or stone.



Definition of Spale

1. Noun. (context: Now chiefly dialectal Scotland) A chip or splinter of wood. ¹

2. Noun. A lath; a shaving or chip, as of wood or stone. ¹

3. Noun. A strengthening cross timber. ¹

4. Noun. (context: ship-building) One of a number of cross-bands fastened temprarily to the frames to keep them in place until properly secured; a spaling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spale

1. a splinter or chip [n -S]

Medical Definition of Spale

1. 1. A lath; a shaving or chip, as of wood or stone. 2. A strengthening cross timber. Origin: Cf. Spell a splinter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spale

spairged
spairges
spairging
spait
spaits
spake
spakely
spakest
spakona
spakonas
spald
spaldeen
spaldeens
spalding sign
spalds
spale (current term)
spales
spalike
spall
spallable
spallation
spallation product
spallations
spalle
spalled
spaller
spallers
spalles
spalling
spallings

Literary usage of Spale

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1. Serbia Crucified: The Beginning by Milutin Krunich, Leah Marie Bruce (1918)
"spale, spale! flashed through my head, and a power lifted me and gave me new strength. ... On an overcoat spale was lying. My spale! O God, why this stroke? ..."

2. Serbia Crucified: The Beginning by Milutin Krunich, Leah Marie Bruce (1918)
"spale, spale! flashed through my head, and a power lifted me and gave me new strength. ... On an overcoat spale was lying. My spale! O God, why this stroke? ..."

3. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1903)
"This was a short block sot on end under the spale, and the platform rested on the small block set on end, not fastened to the wharf or braced. ..."

4. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"... spale, s. LA child's toy, composed of a piece of lath, from seven inches to a foot in length, notched all round, to which a cord is attached. ..."

5. English Verse by Richard Henry Stoddard (1890)
"There's a spale upon the floor, Janet! And there's a rowan-berry : Sweep them into the fire, Janet! They'll be welcomer than merry. ..."

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