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Meaning of SCANTLING

Pronunciation:  'skantling

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an upright in house framing

SCANTLING is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: stud
 See Also: building, edifice, upright, vertical



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scant"ling\, a. [See {Scant}, a.]
    Not plentiful; small; scanty. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
  2. \Scant"ling\, n. [Cf. OF. eschantillon, F.
    ['e]chantillon, a sample, pattern, example. In some senses
    confused with scant insufficient. See {Scantle}, v. t.]
    1. A fragment; a bit; a little piece. Specifically:
       (a) A piece or quantity cut for a special purpose; a
           sample. [Obs.]
                 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.
       (b) A small quantity; a little bit; not much. [Obs.]
                 Reducing them to narrow scantlings. --Jer.
    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
    4. A rough draught; a rude sketch or outline.
    5. A frame for casks to lie upon; a trestle. --Knight.