[stoo k, stook]Chiefly British and Canadian.
verb (used with object)
  1. shock2(def 2).
verb (used without object)
  1. to stack sheaves of grain; form a pile of straw.

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. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for stooker


  1. a number of sheaves set upright in a field to dry with their heads together
  1. (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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