(agriculture) One of the separate plots into which a cock of hay is shaken out for the purpose of drying.
To form staddles of hay.
Other Word Forms of Staddle
Origin of Staddle
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.
Middle English stathel from Old English stathol stā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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