scantle

transitive verb
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of scantle 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 obsolete : to cut down the supply of

2 [ probably back-formation from 1scantling ] obsolete : to adjust to a standard of measure

scantle

noun
scan·​tle | \ˈskantᵊl\
plural -s

Definition of scantle (Entry 2 of 2)

1 obsolete : a small portion : scantling

2 : a gauge for measuring slates

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History and Etymology for scantle

Transitive verb

frequentative of scant entry 4

Noun

probably from scantle entry 1

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