Definition of wale
(Entry 1 of 4)
1a : a streak or ridge made on the skin especially by the stroke of a whip : welt
b : a narrow raised surface : ridge
2 : any of a number of strakes usually of extra thick and strong planks in the sides of a wooden ship —usually used in plural
3a : one of a series of even ribs in a fabric
b : the texture especially of a fabric
4 : a horizontal constructional member (as of timber or steel) used for bracing vertical members
Definition of wale (Entry 2 of 4)
: to mark with welts wale the skin
Definition of wale (Entry 3 of 4)
waled; waling; wales
Definition of wale (Entry 4 of 4)
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