[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
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Examples from the Web for stooking
Historical Examples of stooking
They told us that a stooking machine had been invented, but it was not very satisfactory as yet.
After the first day or two I found the work not so hard as stooking although the hours were even longer.
"I ought to be stooking those sheaves," Thorne answered dubiously.
British Dictionary definitions for stooking
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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