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stile1

[stahyl] /staɪl/
noun
1.
a series of steps or rungs by means of which a person may pass over a wall or fence that remains a barrier to sheep or cattle.
2.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English stigel, derivative of stīgan to climb, cognate with German steigen

stile2

[stahyl] /staɪl/
noun, Carpentry, Furniture.
1.
any of various upright members framing panels or the like, as in a system of paneling, a paneled door, window sash, or chest of drawers.
Compare rail1 (def 8).
Origin
1670-80; perhaps < Dutch stijl (door-, bed-) post, strut
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  • They climbed over a stile and went along the edge of a wood.
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stile1

/staɪl/
noun
1.
a set of steps or rungs in a wall or fence to allow people, but not animals, to pass over
2.
short for turnstile
Word Origin
Old English stigel; related to stīgan to climb, Old High German stigilla; see stair

stile2

/staɪl/
noun
1.
a vertical framing member in a door, window frame, or piece of panelling Compare rail1 (sense 3)
Word Origin
C17: probably from Dutch stijl pillar, ultimately from Latin stilus writing instrument; see style
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Word Origin and History for stile
n.

Old English stigel "device for climbing, ladder," related to stigen "to climb," from Proto-Germanic *stig- "to climb," (see stair). An arrangement to allow persons to pass but not sheep and cattle.

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