[stoo k, stook]Chiefly British and Canadian.
verb (used without object)
to stack sheaves of grain; form a pile of straw.
Origin of stook
1400–50; late Middle English stouk, Old English stūcRelated formsstook·er, noun
heap; cognate with Middle Low German stūke, German Stauche;
akin to stock
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for stook
Historical Examples of stook
He found a cornfield with a half-built stack, and sheaves in stook.
Stook; a shock of corn, generally containing twelve sheaves.
The water was mild and blue, and the corn stood drowsily in "stook."
Eva sat on the top of a stook with her mouth open; the lark underneath, doubtless in no better plight.
If the season is late, as is usual with us, then mid-September sees the corn still standing in stook.
British Dictionary definitions for stook
a number of sheaves set upright in a field to dry with their heads together
Derived Formsstooker, noun
(tr) to set up (sheaves) in stooks
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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