[ stoo k, stook ]
/ stʊk, stuk /
Chiefly British and Canadian.


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to stack sheaves of grain; form a pile of straw.

Nearby words

  1. stony-faced,
  2. stony-hearted,
  3. stony-iron meteorite,
  4. stood,
  5. stooge,
  6. stookey-scarff operation,
  7. stookie,
  8. stool,
  9. stool ball,
  10. stool pigeon

Origin of stook

1400–50; late Middle English stouk, Old English stūc heap; cognate with Middle Low German stūke, German Stauche; akin to stock

Related formsstook·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stook

British Dictionary definitions for stook


/ (stuːk) /


a number of sheaves set upright in a field to dry with their heads together


(tr) to set up (sheaves) in stooks
Derived Formsstooker, noun

Word Origin for stook

C15: variant of stouk, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German stūke, Old High German stūhha sleeve

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