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A wale is a broad, thick plank around the outside of a wooden ship.

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. [1]

Gunports on armed ships were placed in the Middle Wales. [2]

A horizontal member of a tieback wall which transmits the force from the tieback to the beams.

External links

It was used in medieval battles.

References

  1. ^ Steel: Explanation of shipbuilding terms 1805
  2. ^ The Ship - Construction - The Hull - Page 2 of 3

Wiktionary

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Noun

Wale

  1. Plural form of Wal.
  2. whales

Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010
(Redirected to Royden Samuel Wale article)

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( -1952) (Wale)


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