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spall

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noun \ˈspȯl\

Definition of spall

  1. :  a small fragment or chip especially of stone



Examples of spall

  1. <found a variety of uses for the spalls left over from their stonecutting operations>



Origin of spall

Middle English spalle


First Known Use: 15th century


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spall

verb

Definition of spall

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to break up or reduce by or as if by chipping with a hammer

    2. intransitive verb
    3. 1 :  to break off chips, scales, or slabs :  exfoliate

    4. 2 :  to undergo spallation

    spall·able play \ˈspȯ-lə-bəl\ adjective


    1758

    First Known Use of spall

    1758


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