Scantlings



noun
1.
a timber of relatively slight width and thickness, as a stud or rafter in a house frame.
2.
such timbers collectively.
3.
the width and thickness of a timber.
4.
the dimensions of a building stone.
5.
Nautical.

a dressed timber or rolled metal member used as a framing member in a vessel.
the dimension, in cross section, of a framing member.

6.
a small quantity or amount.
plural noun
1.
the structural casings of the internal gas paths in an aeroengine
noun
1.
a piece of sawn timber, such as a rafter, that has a small cross section
2.
the dimensions of a piece of building material or the structural parts of a ship, esp those in cross section
3.
a building stone, esp one that is more than 6 feet in length
4.
a small quantity or amount

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