any of several kinds of supports or frameworks used in mines to prevent cave-ins, support a platform, etc.
Origin of stullprobably from German stolle, a post, origin, originally , short, thick prop: for Indo-European base see still
- A supporting timber or other prop in a mine.
- A platform braced against the sides of a working area in a mine.
Origin of stullProbably from German Stollen from Middle High German stolle prop, support from Old High German stollo ; see stel- in Indo-European roots.