Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

stook

[stoo k, stook]Chiefly British and Canadian.
See more synonyms for stook on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. shock2(def 1).
Show More
verb (used with object)
  1. shock2(def 2).
Show More
verb (used without object)
  1. to stack sheaves of grain; form a pile of straw.
Show More

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for stooking

Historical Examples

  • They told us that a stooking machine had been invented, but it was not very satisfactory as yet.

    Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan

    Frances Halton Eva Hasell

  • After the first day or two I found the work not so hard as stooking although the hours were even longer.

    Neighbours

    Robert Stead

  • "I ought to be stooking those sheaves," Thorne answered dubiously.

    A Prairie Courtship

    Harold Bindloss


British Dictionary definitions for stooking

stook

noun
  1. a number of sheaves set upright in a field to dry with their heads together
Show More
verb
  1. (tr) to set up (sheaves) in stooks
Show More
Derived Formsstooker, noun

Word Origin

C15: variant of stouk, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German stūke, Old High German stūhha sleeve
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012