Definitions for "Wale"
In a woven fabric such as corduroy, one of a series of ribs, cords or raised portions. The number of wales per inch is a measure of the fineness of the fabric. The higher the number, the finer the fabric.
In knit fabrics, a column of loops lying lengthwise in the fabric. The number of wales per inch is a measure of the fineness of the fabric.
The ridge in a fabric such as corduroy.
A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
Guide or brace of steel or timber, used in trenches and other construction.
A flat piece of timber laid horizontally for bracing upright timbers and for guiding them during driving, as in sheet piling.
Keywords:  plank, strakes, quay, rail, deck
Certain sets or strakes of the outside planking of a vessel; as, the main wales, or the strakes of planking under the port sills of the gun deck; channel wales, or those along the spar deck, etc.
thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
An extra thickness of wood to protect the sides of the hull, particularly below the rail where the side would be damaged when alongside a quay or another vessel.
Keywords:  streak, stripe, wheal, mark, whip
A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal.
A ridge or streak rising above the surface, as of cloth; hence, the texture of cloth.
To mark with wales, or stripes.
Keywords:  saxboard, gunwale, rounded, wood, fixed
rounded piece of wood fixed to saxboard: see also, Gunwale
wats access line extension. A WAL provided to a customer served by an end office which has not been converted to equal access through an end office which has been converted.
Keywords:  refuse, coal, mining, pick, choose
To choose; to select; specifically (Mining), to pick out the refuse of (coal) by hand, in order to clean it.
The distance between the centres of two adjacent pillars.
Keywords:  knot, wall
A wale knot, or wall knot.