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This article is about the type of plank. For the rapper, see Wale (rapper). For other uses, see Wale (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Whale.

A wale is a thick plank of wood fastened to the side of a ship to provide protection from wear. 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.

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

See also

  • Strake

References

External links

  • The dictionary definition of wale at Wiktionary