The car was completed by laying a couple of boards across from one scantling to the other to serve as seats.
Look out there, Jerry, or that piece of scantling will be down on your head!
Sometimes the top-arming was of scantling, or thin plank, in which case it was called a pavesse.
Only her scantling and her tonnage unfitted her for frigate-service.
The sheets of corrugated iron are nailed to the joists and to the scantling at the roof.
The scantling of the hatch-cover that secured them was of unusual thickness.
Bailey went out to the front of the shanty to look at the lantern he had set up on a scantling.
You have not got the scantling for the metal you carry and are always working.
In reality it consisted of three stout planks braced together underneath, and resting on scantling supports.
There it stopped, supported as before, by short pieces of scantling.
1520s, "measured or prescribed size," altered from scantlon, scantiloun "dimension" (c.1400), earlier a type of mason's tool for measuring thickness (c.1300), a shortening of Old French escantillon (Modern French échantillon "sample pattern"), of uncertain origin; perhaps ultimately from Latin scandere "to climb" (see scan (v.)). Sense influenced by scant. Meaning "small wooden beam" is 1660s. Related: Scantlings.