scantling

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scant·ling

noun \ˈskant-liŋ, -lən\

Definition of SCANTLING

1
a :  the dimensions of timber and stone used in building
b :  the dimensions of a structural element used in shipbuilding —often used in plural
2
:  a small quantity, amount, or proportion :  modicum
3
:  a small piece of lumber (as an upright piece in house framing)

Origin of SCANTLING

alteration of Middle English scantilon, mason's or carpenter's measure, from Anglo-French escauntiloun, eschantillon
First Known Use: 1555

Rhymes with SCANTLING

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