spalling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

spalling

  1. present participle of spall

Noun[edit]

spalling (plural spallings)

  1. The process of reducing (stone blocks, etc.) to an approximately level surface by hammering.
    • 1919, The British Clay Worker (volume 27, page xxxi)
      In the British-made Greek bricks the magma is not so evenly distributed, but after successive spallings the brick is converted bit by bit into the larger crystal formation []
  2. A fragment or chip of stone.
    • 1967, Mining Engineering (volume 19, page 136)
      A third process fluid, water, is employed to cool the burner and to aid in the removal of spallings.