- a dressed timber or rolled metal member used as a framing member in a vessel.
- the dimension, in cross section, of a framing member.
- scanning tunneling microscope,
- scanzoni's maneuver
Origin of scantling
Examples from the Web for scantling
Look out there, Jerry, or that piece of scantling will be down on your head!The Motor Boys Over the Ocean|Clarence Young
That summer I set out 2,200 more wild roots in common garden soil using lath nailed to frames of scantling for shade.Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants|A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
I used the pieces of scantling for the corner-posts and nailed the laths on the sides, top, and one end.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work|Mary Rogers Miller
Then in these blocks holes were drilled which were carried clear through the scantling.The Scientific American Boy|A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
In reality it consisted of three stout planks braced together underneath, and resting on scantling supports.William Adolphus Turnpike|William Banks
Word Origin for 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.