A streak or mark made on the skin by a rod or whip; a stripe; a wheal. See Wheal.
- A mark raised on the skin, as by a whip; a weal or welt.
- One of the parallel ribs or ridges in the surface of a fabric such as corduroy.
- The texture or weave of such a fabric: a wide wale.
- Nautical A gunwale.
- Nautical One of the heavy planks or strakes extending along the sides of a wooden ship.
- To raise marks on (the skin), as by whipping.