Staddle Stad"dle (st[a^]d"d'l), n. [AS. sta[eth]ol, sta[eth]ul, a foundation, firm seat; akin to E. stand. [root]163. See {Stand}, v. i.] [Formerly written {stadle}.] 1. Anything which serves for support; a staff; a prop; a crutch; a cane. [1913 Webster]

His weak steps governing And aged limbs on cypress stadle stout. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. The frame of a stack of hay or grain. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

3. A row of dried or drying hay, etc. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

4. A small tree of any kind, especially a forest tree. [1913 Webster]

Note: In America, trees are called staddles from the time that they are three or four years old till they are six or eight inches in diameter, or more. This is also the sense in which the word is used by Bacon and Tusser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Staddle — Stad dle, v. t. 1. To leave the staddles, or saplings, of, as a wood when it is cut. [R.] Tusser. [1913 Webster] 2. To form into staddles, as hay. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • staddle — [stad′ l] n. [ME stadel < OE stathol, akin to Ger stadel, barn: for IE base see STAND] Now Chiefly Dial. a lower part or support; specif., the base or framework of a stack, as of hay …   English World dictionary

  • staddle —  1) anything that supports another is a staddle.  2) a mark or impression made on any thing by somewhat lying upon it ; so scars or marks of the small pox are called staddles. Also the bottom of a corn mow or hay stack is called the staddle. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • staddle — n. a platform or framework supporting a rick etc. Phrases and idioms: staddle stone a stone supporting a staddle or rick etc. Etymology: OE stathol base f. Gmc, rel. to STAND …   Useful english dictionary

  • Staddle —    A village of the Bree land, lying on the south eastern slopes of the Bree hill. Staddle was the main settlement of the Bree hobbits …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • staddle — noun Etymology: Middle English stathel base, support, bottom of a stack, from Old English statho base; akin to Old High German stān to stand more at stand Date: 15th century a base (as of piling) for a stack of hay or straw …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • staddle — /stad l/, n. 1. the lower part of a stack of hay or the like. 2. a supporting frame for a stack, or a platform on which a stack is placed. 3. any supporting framework or base. [bef. 900; ME stathel, OE stathol base, support, tree trunk; c. OHG… …   Universalium

  • staddle — 1. noun /stædəl/ a) A prop or support; a staff, crutch. b) The lower part or supporting frame of a stack, a stack stand. 2. verb /stædəl/ a) …   Wiktionary

  • staddle — noun a platform or framework supporting a stack or rick. Origin OE stathol base, support , of Gmc origin; related to the verb stand …   English new terms dictionary

  • staddle — stad·dle …   English syllables

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