- A defective edge of a board due to remaining bark or a beveled end. A wane is usually caused by sawing too near the surface of the log.
Origin & History of “wane”
Wane and Norwegian vana ‘spoil, waste’ are the only survivors of a family of Germanic verbs that goes back to a prehistoric *wanōjan. this was derived from the base *wan- ‘lacking’, which also produced English want. The related but now defunct English adjective wane ‘lacking’ is represented in the first syllable of wanton.