To stack arms
Stack Stack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stacked} (st[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stacking}.] [Cf. Sw. stacka, Dan. stakke. See {Stack}, n.] 1. To lay in a conical or other pile; to make into a large pile; as, to stack hay, cornstalks, or grain; to stack or place wood. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: To place in a vertical arrangement so that each item in a pile is resting on top of another item in the pile, except for the bottom item; as, to stack the papers neatly on the desk; to stack the bricks. [PJC]

3. To select or arrange dishonestly so as to achieve an unfair advantage; as, to stack a deck of cards; to stack a jury with persons prejudiced against the defendant. [PJC]

{To stack arms} (Mil.), to set up a number of muskets or rifles together, with the bayonets crossing one another, and forming a sort of conical pile. [1913 Webster]


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  • To pile arms — Pile Pile, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Piled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piling}.] 1. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; often with up; as, to pile up wood. Hills piled on hills. Dryden. Life piled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stack — Stack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stacked} (st[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stacking}.] [Cf. Sw. stacka, Dan. stakke. See {Stack}, n.] 1. To lay in a conical or other pile; to make into a large pile; as, to stack hay, cornstalks, or grain; to stack or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To pile muskets — Pile Pile, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Piled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Piling}.] 1. To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; often with up; as, to pile up wood. Hills piled on hills. Dryden. Life piled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stack — [stak] n. [ME stac < ON stakkr, akin to MLowG stack, barrier of slanting stakes: for IE base see STICK] 1. a large pile of straw, hay, etc., esp. one neatly arranged, as in a conical form, for outdoor storage 2. any somewhat orderly pile or… …   English World dictionary

  • stack — n. & v. n. 1 a pile or heap, esp. in orderly arrangement. 2 a circular or rectangular pile of hay, straw, etc., or of grain in sheaf, often with a sloping thatched top, a rick. 3 colloq. a large quantity (a stack of work; has stacks of money). 4… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stack of arms — Stack Stack (st[a^]k), n. [Icel. stakkr; akin to Sw. stack, Dan. stak. Cf. {Stake}.] 1. A large and to some degree orderly pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, usually of a nearly conical form, but sometimes rectangular or oblong, contracted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stack — (st[a^]k), n. [Icel. stakkr; akin to Sw. stack, Dan. stak. Cf. {Stake}.] 1. A large and to some degree orderly pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, usually of a nearly conical form, but sometimes rectangular or oblong, contracted at the top to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • to blow one's stacks — Stack Stack (st[a^]k), n. [Icel. stakkr; akin to Sw. stack, Dan. stak. Cf. {Stake}.] 1. A large and to some degree orderly pile of hay, grain, straw, or the like, usually of a nearly conical form, but sometimes rectangular or oblong, contracted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pile arms — To prop three muskets, orig with fixed bayonets, so that the butts remain firm, the muzzles close together pointing obliquely (also stack arms) • • • Main Entry: ↑pile * * * see at stack …   Useful english dictionary

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