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stillage

[stil-ij]
noun
  1. a low platform on which goods are stored in a warehouse or factory to keep them off the floor, to aid in handling, etc.Compare skid(def 3).
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Origin of stillage

1590–1600; < Dutch stellage, equivalent to stell(en) to place + -age -age
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Examples from the Web for stillage

Historical Examples

  • After passing through the sour the goods are piled in a heap on the stillage for a few hours.

    The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics

    Franklin Beech


British Dictionary definitions for stillage

stillage

noun
  1. a frame or stand for keeping things off the ground, such as casks in a brewery
  2. a container in which goods, machinery, etc, are transported
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Word Origin

C16: probably from Dutch stillagie frame, scaffold, from stellen to stand; see -age
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