scantling number

variants: or scantling numeral

Definition of scantling number

: a number variously computed from a ship's dimensions and used in reference to a tabulated scheme specifying the size of structural material required to entitle a ship according to its type to a classification or grading with respect to seaworthiness

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“Scantling number.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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