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Definition of the noun spall

What does spall mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge
    • example: a truck bearing a mound of blue spalls
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of spall: spawl
    • more generic word: fragment = a piece broken off or cut off of something else

Alternative definition of the noun spall

noun

  1. (especially of stone) A splinter, fragment or chip.
  2. [obsolete, rare] The shoulder.

Definition of the verb spall

What does spall mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: spalled | spalling | spalls

  1. [transitive] To break into fragments or small pieces.

Explanation

Spall are flakes of a material that are broken off a larger solid body and can be produced by a variety of mechanisms, including as a result of projectile impact, corrosion, weathering, cavitation, or excessive rolling pressure. Spalling and spallation both describe the process of surface failure in which spall is shed.

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Google previewTechniques to Evaluate Long-Term Aging of Systems (2011)

by Paul Wagner

Spalling A spall is a piece of metal that is removed from a larger metal component. Spalls can be created by a number of different mechanisms such as, thermal shock, surface fatigue, corrosive action, cavitation, or projectile impact.

Google previewBuilding Small Boats (1998)

by Greg Rossel

A cross spall is a straight piece of wood that reinforces the upper "U" shape of the mold. It is generally installed at a common waterline on all molds. The construction baseline is an artificial line drawn parallel to the baseline on the lofting.

Google previewLithic Analysis (2006)

by George H. Odell

The burin spall is a distinctively narrow, thick flake, usually terminating in a hinge or step, which occurs as the principal by-product of a burin technique. Bipolar flakes and cores, frequently notable by crushing on one or both ends, are difficult to ...

Google previewCase on Appeal Volume IV - Testimony

Conway has made a distinction between binders and spalls. There is such a distinction. A spall is a small piece of stone you put in between two larger stones to bring the others ...

Google previewCombat Casualty Care (2012)

Lessons Learned from OEF and OIF by Eric Savitsky, Brian Eastbridge, Borden Institute (U.S.)

Spall is a flake or small particles that are broken off a larger solid body and can be produced by a variety of mechanisms, including projectile impact (Fig. 16) . ' Implosion is the momentary contraction of gas pockets that occurs when the ...

Google previewLandscape Architect's Pocket Book (2009)

by Siobhan Vernon, Nicola Garmory, Rachel Tennant

A spall is a small piece of stone. summary conviction Summary conviction offences encompass the most minor offences. tempered Reduce the brittleness of a hardened metal or glass to improve its elasticity. Made appropriately hard or flexible ...

Google previewRSMeans Illustrated Construction Dictionary (2012)

by RSMeans

A small spall involves a roughly circulardepression not greaterthan 20 mm in depth nor 150 mmin any dimension; a large spall may beroughly circular or oval or,in some cases, elongated. span The horizontal distance between supports.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (2011)

by Muriel Gargaud

Cavitation zone; Interference zone; Spall; Spallation Keywords High-speed ejection, lithopanspermia, meteorite impact...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials (2012)

by A. Kelly

Designing with Ceramics A typical ceramic armor design will consist of a forward spall cover, ceramic, adhesive and backing plate. Many variations of this design are possible of course, but a description of this design will aid in illustrating ...

Google previewDictionary Of Civil Engineering (1992)

by John S. Scott

spall See pitching, also (B). spall drain See rubble drain. spalling Loss of chips or lumps from a concrete surface. span [stru.] The distance between the supports of a bridge, truss, ...

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I know what I like when I see it, but no way have I ever become interested in learning about it. (Timothy Spall)
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Scrabble value of S1P3A1L1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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