Definition of Spall

1. Noun. A fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge. "A truck bearing a mound of blue spalls"

Exact synonyms: Spawl
Generic synonyms: Fragment



Definition of Spall

1. n. The shoulder.

2. n. A chip or fragment, especially a chip of stone as struck off the block by the hammer, having at least one feather-edge.

3. v. t. To break into small pieces, as ore, for the purpose of separating from rock.

4. v. i. To give off spalls, or wedge-shaped chips; -- said of stone, as when badly set, with the weight thrown too much on the outer surface.

Definition of Spall

1. Noun. A splinter, fragment or chip, especially of stone. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To break into fragments or small pieces. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete rare) The shoulder. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spall

1. to break up into fragments [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Spall

1. 1. To break into small pieces, as ore, for the purpose of separating from rock. 2. To reduce, as irregular blocks of stone, to an approximately level surface by hammering. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spall

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

Literary usage of Spall

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1. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society (1771)
"The collection at El Inga contains burin spall specimens that exhibit some edge retouch subsequent to their production, ie, on the positive or "inner" facet ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law by Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Thomas Sergeant, Thomas M'Kean Pettit (1852)
"... the other defendant, spall, for the purpose, as it was said, of showing that Barber took no part in the transaction, except as above. f ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law by Great Britain Bail Court (1869)
"Upon principle, it appears to me that spall was not an admis- sible witness: ... There was nothing to show that spall was called for anything that would not ..."

4. Common Bench Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Common Pleas by James Manning, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Thomas Colpitts Granger, John Scott, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1849)
"BARBER and spall. Ffb. 10. THROVE R for five pecks of barley, five pecks of A defendant, . ., b who has suf- peas, two bushels of ground malt, ..."

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