wale

Primary Meanings of wale

1.
n
a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
2.
n
thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
Full Definitions of wale
1

n a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

Synonyms:
weal, welt, wheal
Type of:
harm, hurt, injury, trauma
any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
2

n thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship

Synonyms:
strake
Types:
garboard, garboard plank, garboard strake
the first wale laid next to the keel of a wooden ship
gun rest, gunnel, gunwale
wale at the top of the side of boat; topmost planking of a wooden vessel
Type of:
board, plank
a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes

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