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spall

[spȯl]
(engineering)
To reduce irregular stone blocks to an approximate size by chipping with a hammer.
To break off thin chips from, and parallel to, the surface of a material, such as a metal or rock.
(geology)
A fragment removed from the surface of a rock by weathering.
A relatively thin, sharp-edged fragment produced by exfoliation.
A rock fragment produced by chipping with a hammer.
(mining engineering)
To break ore.
(ordnance)
A fragment torn from the surface of an armor plate.

Spall

A small fragment or chip dislodged from the face of a stone or masonry unit by a blow or by the action caused by the elements, such as a freezing and thawing cycle.

spall

A small fragment or chip removed from the face of a stone or masonry unit by a blow or by action of the elements.
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