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staddle

[stad-l] /ˈstæd l/
noun
1.
the lower part of a stack of hay or the like.
2.
a supporting frame for a stack, or a platform on which a stack is placed.
3.
any supporting framework or base.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English stathel, Old English stathol base, support, tree trunk; cognate with Old High German stadal barn, Old Norse stǫthull milking place; akin to stead
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staddle

/ˈstædəl/
noun
1.
a support or prop, esp a low flat-topped stone structure for supporting hay or corn stacks about two feet above ground level
2.
a supporting frame for such a stack
3.
the lower part of a hay or corn stack
Word Origin
Old English stathol base; related to Old Norse stothull cow pen, Old High German stadal barn
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