scant|ling

scant|ling
scant|ling «SKANT lihng», noun.
1. a) a small beam or piece of timber, often used as an upright piece in the frame of a building. b) such beams or timbers collectively.
2. the width and thickness of a board, beam, cut stone, or other building material, used as a measure of size.
3. the dimensions of the various parts of a vessel in shipbuilding.
4. a small quantity or amount; modicum.
5. Archaic. a portion; share; allowance: »

The muleteer…thought not of tomorrow…provided he got but his scantling of Burgundy (Laurence Sterne).

[variant of earlier scantillon < Old French escantillon splinter, ultimately < Vulgar Latin cantus. Compare etym. under cant2. (Cf.cant)]

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