Part of speech: noun

Narrow timber, used for studding, etc.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Al. G. Field.
  3. A quantity of Pine Boards and Scantling, Stones and Lime, for building a Church in this Town. - "Toronto of Old", Henry Scadding.