(third-person singular simple present stells, present participle stelling, simple past and past participle stelled or stold)
From Middle English stellen, from Old English stellan (“to give a place to, set, place”), from Proto-Germanic *stallijaną (“to put, position”), from Proto-Indo-European *stel- (“to place, put, post, stand”). Cognate with Dutch stellen (“to set, put”), Low German stellen (“to put, place, fix”), German stellen (“to set, place, provide”), Old English steall (“position, place”). More at stall.
Alteration of stall, after the verb stell.