- a timber prop.
- a timber wedged in place between two walls of a stope as part of a protective covering or platform.
Origin of stull
1770–80; origin uncertain; compare German Stollen prop, stollen
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Examples from the Web for stull
But Stull said nothing and his sour, pasty visage turned sourer.
And now Stull 275 knew him to be more than that—knew him to be treacherous.
Twice Stull had spoken, and had been bidden to wait and to hold the wire.
Stull lifted his dripping face of a circus clown from the basin.
Brandes rose with an air almost jocular and smote Stull upon the back.
- mining a timber prop or platform in a stope
C18: perhaps from German Stollen, from Old High German stollo