- the percentage by which a figure, as for weight, price, etc., is scaled down to allow for shrinkage, etc.
- the estimate of lumber in a log being scaled
See scalage in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- An assessed percentage of the total price or measured amount of goods being shipped or stored, used to figure a deduction from the price or amount to reflect normal shrinkage or depletion of the goods.
- The estimated amount of lumber in logs being scaled.
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