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English noun: wale

1. wale (state) a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

Synonymsweal, welt, wheal

Broader (hypernym)harm, hurt, injury, trauma

2. wale (artifact) thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship


Broader (hypernym)board, plank

Narrower (hyponym)garboard, garboard plank, garboard strake, gun rest, gunnel, gunwale

Part meronymvessel, watercraft

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