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"Waler" is correct, also "wale" or "wale beam". 

According to that never-to-be-doubted source Wikipedia: "A wale is a horizontal member of a tie-back wall which transmits the force from the tie back to the beams". 

That actually doesn't sound right, but it must be since it's on the internets. 

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
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On Dec 7, 2011, at 11:27 AM, "Randall Moore PE SE" <ranmoo(--nospam--at)ec.rr.com> wrote:

> This webpage shows an illustration of a whaler system.  I have seen spelled
> "whaler" and "waler" (both spelling are shown in the attached slide)
> http://www.oshainfo.gatech.edu/excavation/sld045.htm 
> 
> Randall Moore PE SE
> Wilmington NC
> 
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> From: Palmer Tingey [mailto:ptingey(--nospam--at)mii.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 12:07 PM
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> 
> OK, In an earlier post, reference was made to a "waler", after a cursor
> search I am unable to find out exactly what this is.  Please give me a lead
> to the engineering definition of a waler.
> 
> Palmer S. Tingey, P.E.
> Citrus Heights, Ca. 95610
> Pepete44(--nospam--at)gmail.com
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