[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. stacking truck,
  2. stackup,
  3. stacte,
  4. stactometer,
  5. stacy,
  6. staddlestone,
  7. stade,
  8. stader splint,
  9. stadholder,
  10. stadia

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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