[stoo k, stook]Chiefly British and Canadian.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for stooking
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
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After the first day or two I found the work not so hard as stooking although the hours were even longer.Neighbours
"I ought to be stooking those sheaves," Thorne answered dubiously.A Prairie Courtship
- a number of sheaves set upright in a field to dry with their heads together
- (tr) to set up (sheaves) in stooks
C15: variant of stouk, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German stūke, Old High German stūhha sleeve
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