Hanging stile
Stile Stile, n. [OE. stile, AS. stigel a step, a ladder, from st[=i]gan to ascend; akin to OHG. stigila a stile. [root]164. See {Sty}, v. i., and cf. {Stair}.] 1. A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall. [1913 Webster]

There comes my master . . . over the stile, this way. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Over this stile in the way to Doubting Castle. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the primary members of a frame, into which the secondary members are mortised. [1913 Webster]

Note: In an ordinary door the principal upright pieces are called stiles, the subordinate upright pieces mullions, and the crosspieces rails. In wainscoting the principal pieces are sometimes called stiles, even when horizontal. [1913 Webster]

{Hanging stile}, {Pulley stile}. See under {Hanging}, and {Pulley}. [1913 Webster]


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  • hanging stile — noun 1. also hanging head or hanging post : the stile of a door to which hinges are secured 2. : the upright of a window frame to which casements are hinged or in which the pulleys for sash windows are fastened …   Useful english dictionary

  • hanging stile — 1. the stile of a door, shutter, etc., by which it is hung. 2. the stile of a window frame from which a casement sash is hung. 3. See pulley stile. Cf. shutting stile. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

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