- a dressed timber or rolled metal member used as a framing member in a vessel.
- the dimension, in cross section, of a framing member.
Examples from the Web for scantlings
I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber, and deposited all between the scantlings.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
I then took up three planks from the flooring of the chamber and deposited all between the scantlings.Standard Selections|Various
It will send up the price of scantlings, and we was getting on too fast with them.Erema|R. D. Blackmore
There was only the churned water, filled with scantlings and torn branches of trees.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
Others may be induced to think, that I grudge the industrious poor of Boston their scantlings of charity.Novanglus, and Massachusettensis|John Adams