1. A paling; a hurdle.
2. A platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things. You shall also, after they be ripe, neither suffer them to have straw nor fern under them, but lay them either upon some smooth table, boards, or flakes of wands, and they will last the longer. (english Husbandman)
1. A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow, tallow, or fish. Lottle flakes of scurf. Great flakes of ice encompassing our boat. (Evelyn)
3. (Science: botany) a sort of carnation with only two colours in the flower, the petals having large stripes. Flake knife The purest white lead, in the form of flakes or scales. The trisnitrate of bismuth.