waling

[ wey-ling ]
/ ˈweɪ lɪŋ /

noun Engineering, Building Trades.

a number of wales, taken as a whole.
timber for use as wales.

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Origin of waling

First recorded in 1830–40; wale1 + -ing1
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Example sentences from the Web for waling

  • The lower ends should be in a small trench and have a waling piece in front of them.

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

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

    Red Gauntlet|Sir Walter Scott
  • It acts like a waling, and is useful when the ground is treacherous, and provided it is level.