[ stad-l ]
/ ˈstæd l /
the lower part of a stack of hay or the like.
a supporting frame for a stack, or a platform on which a stack is placed.
any supporting framework or base.
Origin of staddle
before 900; Middle English stathel, Old English stathol base, support, tree trunk; cognate with Old High German stadal barn, Old Norse stǫthull milking place; akin to stead
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Examples from the Web for staddle
After this they passed through the monotonous glades, planted here and there with a staddle.Sentimental Education, Volume II|Gustave Flaubert
We therefore tied him to a staddle, and, after looking to our priming, we began to descend the height.
British Dictionary definitions for staddle
/ (ˈstædəl) /
a support or prop, esp a low flat-topped stone structure for supporting hay or corn stacks about two feet above ground level
a supporting frame for such a stack
the lower part of a hay or corn stack
Word Origin for staddle
Old English stathol base; related to Old Norse stothull cow pen, Old High German stadal barn
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