Definition of channel wale in US English:

channel wale

noun

Nautical
historical
  • A strake of thick planks, placed as a reinforcement between the middle- and upper-deck ports in a sailing ship having three decks, and the gun- and upper-deck ports in one having two decks, into which the bolts for the chainplates and preventer plates are fixed.

Origin

Late 17th century. From channel + wale.

Pronunciation

channel wale

/ˈtʃanl weɪl/