Wale

A wale is a thick plank of wood fastened to the side of a ship to provide protection from wear. The garboard is the wale next to the keel; the gunwale is the top such plank and covers the heads of the timbers between the main and fore drifts. A horizontal member of a tieback wall which transmits the force from the tieback to the beams.{Citation ne...
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wale

(from the article `knitting`) ...basic types of knits are the weft, or filling knits—including plain, rib, purl, pattern, and double knits—and the warp knits—including tricot, ...
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wale

[n] - a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip) 2. [n] - thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
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Wale

• (n.) A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal. • (n.) A ridge or streak rising above the surface, as of cloth; hence, the texture of cloth. • (n.) A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position. • (n.) Certain sets or strakes of the outside planking of a vessel...
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wale

strake noun thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
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Wale

Wale noun [ Anglo-Saxon walu a mark of stripes or blows, probably originally, a rod; akin to Icelandic völr , Goth. walus a rod, staff. √146. Confer Goal , Weal a wale.] 1. A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See ...
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Wale

Wale transitive verb 1. To mark with wales, or stripes. 2. To choose; to select; specifically (Mining) , to pick out the refuse of (coal) by hand, in order to clean it. [ Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
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wale

1. A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal. ... 2. A ridge or streak rising above the surface, as of cloth; hence, the texture of cloth. 'Thou 'rt rougher far, And of a coarser wale, fuller of pride.' (Beau & Fl) ... 3. A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position. ... 4. Cer...
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Wale

a column of loops along the length of a knitted fabric.
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Wale

A line running the length of a fabric, as in the rib of pile in corduroy or a column of stitches in a knit. See also cord.
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Wale

Heavy strake running below the sheer strake. Several plank thicknesses may compose the wale or wales.
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Wale

The Wale was a Swedish Wale Class torpedo boat of 360 tons displacement launched in 1907. The Wale was powered by four Yarrow coal-fired boilers providing a top speed of 30.5 knots. She was armed with two 3 inch guns; four 6 pdr guns; two machine-guns and four 18 inch torpedo tubes.
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Wale

This is a term that refers to the 'rib' effect on a cloth such as in a twill ore corduroy.
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wale

to choose; the act of choosing
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