Staddle meaning

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A base or support, especially a platform on which hay or straw is stacked.
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(now chiefly dial.) A lower part or support; specif., the base or framework of a stack, as of hay.
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(archaic) A prop or support; a staff, crutch.
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The lower part or supporting frame of a stack, a stack-stand.
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Any supporting framework or base.
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(agriculture) One of the separate plots into which a cock of hay is shaken out for the purpose of drying.
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To form staddles of hay.
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(forestry) To mark a sapling to be spared during a cut down of trees.
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Origin of staddle

  • Middle English stathel from Old English stathol stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English stathel, from Old English staþol (“foundation, base, support, position, site, estate"), from Proto-Germanic *staþulaz (“position, standing"), from Proto-Indo-European *stā-, *sth- (“to stand"). Cognate with Middle Low German stadel (“barn"), German Stadel (“ground, croft, stall, shed"), Old Danish stedel (“ground, croft"), Icelandic stöðull (“position"). More at stand.

    From Wiktionary