verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of spall
Examples from the Web for spalling
Contemporary Examples of spalling
“Spalling” occurs when water in the concrete boils faster than it can escape, and steam blows flakes away from the surface.Why Can’t America’s Newest Stealth Jet Land Like It’s Supposed To?
May 26, 2014
Historical Examples of spalling
The principle is the same as that which causes the “spalling” of stones in buildings during fires.Geology
William J. Miller
Word Origin for spall
"chip of stone," mid-15c., from Middle English verb spald "to split open" (early 14c.), from or related to Middle Dutch spalden, Middle Low German spalden, cognate with Old High German spaltan "to split" (see spill (v.)).