[ wey-ling ]

nounEngineering, Building Trades.
  1. a number of wales, taken as a whole.

  2. timber for use as wales.

Origin of waling

First recorded in 1830–40; wale1 + -ing1

Words Nearby waling

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How to use waling in a sentence

  • Come away, chap—come away, gentle chap—nae time to be picking and waling your steps.'

    Red Gauntlet | Sir Walter Scott
  • The lower ends should be in a small trench and have a waling piece in front of them.

  • The streak of foot-waling nearest the keelson, wrought over the lower ends of the first futtocks.

    The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth
  • It acts like a waling, and is useful when the ground is treacherous, and provided it is level.

  • There must also be a waling piece or cap at or near the top, anchored back.