Adjective "Wale" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Wale


    Definition:

    1. a streak, stripe, or ridge produced on the skin by the stroke of a rod or whip; welt.

    2. the vertical rib in knit goods or a chain of loops running lengthwise in knit fabric (opposed to course).

    3. the texture or weave of a fabric.

    4. Nautical. any of certain strakes of thick outside planking on the sides of a wooden ship. gunwale.

    5. Also called breast timber, ranger, waling. Engineering, Building Trades. a horizontal timber or other support for reinforcing various upright member

    Origin:
    wale

    Examples:

    "stars can be wale."

    "directors can be wale."