In a woven fabric such as corduroy, one of a series of ribs, cords or raised portions. The number of wales per inch is a measure of the fineness of the fabric. The higher the number, the finer the fabric.
Parallel lines that appear when a weaving pattern is repeated. For twills, the wale is a set of diagonal lines which are very apparent if the warp and weft are two different colors. For corduroy, the wales are the "bumps" in the fabric.
In woven fabrics, a wale is one of a series of cords, running vertically or lengthwise. The number of wales per inch is a measure of the fabric's fineness. For example, a fine-wale means that the vertical cords are thin and very close to each other; a wide-wale means that the vertical cords are further apart from each other.
Reinforced horizontal timbers used to brace concrete forms. These timbers measure at least 2' x 3' and are installed on the outside of the forms between the studs and are tied through the forms using wall ties.