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spall

 (spôl)
n.
A chip, fragment, or flake from a piece of stone or ore.
v. spalled, spall·ing, spalls
v.tr.
To break up into chips or fragments.
v.intr.
To chip or crumble.

[Middle English spalle.]

spall

(spɔːl)
n
(Geological Science) a splinter or chip of ore, rock, or stone
vb
(Geological Science) to split or cause to split into such fragments
[C15: of unknown origin]

spall

(spɔl)

n.
1. a chip or splinter, as of stone or ore.
v.t.
2. to break into smaller pieces, as ore; split or chip.
v.i.
3. to break or split off in chips or bits.
[1750–60; orig. uncertain; compare late Middle English spalle a chip]
spall•a′tion, n.
spall′er, n.

spall


Past participle: spalled
Gerund: spalling

Imperative
spall
spall
Present
I spall
you spall
he/she/it spalls
we spall
you spall
they spall
Preterite
I spalled
you spalled
he/she/it spalled
we spalled
you spalled
they spalled
Present Continuous
I am spalling
you are spalling
he/she/it is spalling
we are spalling
you are spalling
they are spalling
Present Perfect
I have spalled
you have spalled
he/she/it has spalled
we have spalled
you have spalled
they have spalled
Past Continuous
I was spalling
you were spalling
he/she/it was spalling
we were spalling
you were spalling
they were spalling
Past Perfect
I had spalled
you had spalled
he/she/it had spalled
we had spalled
you had spalled
they had spalled
Future
I will spall
you will spall
he/she/it will spall
we will spall
you will spall
they will spall
Future Perfect
I will have spalled
you will have spalled
he/she/it will have spalled
we will have spalled
you will have spalled
they will have spalled
Future Continuous
I will be spalling
you will be spalling
he/she/it will be spalling
we will be spalling
you will be spalling
they will be spalling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spalling
you have been spalling
he/she/it has been spalling
we have been spalling
you have been spalling
they have been spalling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spalling
you will have been spalling
he/she/it will have been spalling
we will have been spalling
you will have been spalling
they will have been spalling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spalling
you had been spalling
he/she/it had been spalling
we had been spalling
you had been spalling
they had been spalling
Conditional
I would spall
you would spall
he/she/it would spall
we would spall
you would spall
they would spall
Past Conditional
I would have spalled
you would have spalled
he/she/it would have spalled
we would have spalled
you would have spalled
they would have spalled

spall

A chip broken from a stone carving.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spall - a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edgespall - a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge; "a truck bearing a mound of blue spalls"
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
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