Definition: A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe;
a wheal. See Wheal.
Definition: A ridge or streak rising above the surface, as of cloth;
hence, the texture of cloth.
Definition: A timber bolted to a row of piles to secure them together and
Definition: Certain sets or strakes of the outside planking of a vessel;
as, the main wales, or the strakes of planking under the port sills of
the gun deck; channel wales, or those along the spar deck, etc.
Definition: A wale knot, or wall knot.
Definition: To mark with wales, or stripes.
Definition: To choose; to select; specifically (Mining), to pick out
the refuse of (coal) by hand, in order to clean it.