spale

Spale

Spale\, n. [Cf. Spell a splinter.]

1. A lath; a shaving or chip, as of wood or stone. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

2. (Shipbuilding) A strengthening cross timber.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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