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

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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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