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Meaning of scantling

scant•ling

Pronunciation: (skant'ling), [key]
— n.
  1. a timber of relatively slight width and thickness, as a stud or rafter in a house frame.
  2. such timbers collectively.
  3. the width and thickness of a timber.
  4. the dimensions of a building stone.
    1. a dressed timber or rolled metal member used as a framing member in a vessel.
    2. the dimension, in cross section, of a framing member.
  5. a small quantity or amount.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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