a ridge on a textured woven fabric such as corduroy.
Liberty, a firm based in the United Kingdom, has begun printing on fine wale lightweight corduroy, noted Ed Harding, the firm's U.S. agent.
a plank running along the side of a wooden ship, thicker than the usual planking, and strengthening and protecting the hull.
Michael gives measurements for the height of the wale at the midship frame.
a horizontal band around a woven basket.
A wale is an almost unnoticeable, but very important band of weave.