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“… of wale himself now he helped me …”

meanings of wale


  1. Something selected as being the best, preference; choice.
  2. A ridge or streak produced on skin by a cane or whip.
  3. A ridge on the outside of a horse collar.
  4. A horizontal ridge or ledge on the outside planking of a wooden ship. (See gunwale, chainwale).
  5. A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and in position.
  6. The texture of a piece of fabric.
  7. A raised rib in knit goods or fabric, especially corduroy. (As opposed to course).
  8. A horizontal timber used for supporting or retaining earth.
  9. A ridge or low barrier.


  1. To choose, select.
  2. To strike the skin in such a way as to produce a wale or welt.
  3. To give a surface a texture of wales or welts.

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