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.