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Definition of "wale" []

  • A mark raised on the skin, as by a whip; a weal or welt. (noun)
  • One of the parallel ribs or ridges in the surface of a fabric such as corduroy. (noun)
  • The texture or weave of such a fabric: a wide wale. (noun)
  • Nautical A gunwale. (noun)
  • Nautical One of the heavy planks or strakes extending along the sides of a wooden ship. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wale" in a sentence
  • "The club's mascot is a whale, a reference to the term "wale," the ridge in corduroy."
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  • "One member was stationed at the door of the party and took note of the kind of wale, which is the raised portion of corduroy, that people were wearing."