What does the word scantling mean?

Usage examples for scantling

  1. One fresh ship, with scantling for sea- going, and a concentrated battery, has an unquestioned advantage over a dozen light- built craft, carrying one or two guns each, and already several hours engaged. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  2. At this juncture Jake appeared with two heavy pieces of scantling; unmindful of Palmer, he began spiking the props under the edge of the platform. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  3. A quantity of Pine Boards and Scantling, Stones and Lime, for building a Church in this Town. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding