- a timber beam of small cross section.；the size to which a piece of timber or stone is measured and cut.
noun: scantling, plural noun: scantlings
- 1. a timber beam of small cross section.
- ▪ the size to which a piece of timber or stone is measured and cut.
- 2. a set of standard dimensions for parts of a structure, especially in shipbuilding.
- 3. archaic a specimen, sample, or small amount of something.
- a piece of lumber of small cross section.
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