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stillage

[ stil-ij ]
/ ˈstɪl ɪdʒ /
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noun
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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How to use stillage in a sentence

  • The coal vault had been turned into a drinking-bar, and behind the counter there was a well-stocked stillage.

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

British Dictionary definitions for stillage

stillage
/ (ˈstɪlɪdʒ) /

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

Word Origin for stillage

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