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stook

[stoo k, stook] /stʊk, stuk/
noun
1.
shock2 (def 1).
verb (used with object)
2.
shock2 (def 2).
verb (used without object)
3.
to stack sheaves of grain; form a pile of straw.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English stouk, Old English stūc heap; cognate with Middle Low German stūke, German Stauche; akin to stock
Related forms
stooker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stooker

stook

/stuːk/
noun
1.
a number of sheaves set upright in a field to dry with their heads together
verb
2.
(transitive) to set up (sheaves) in stooks
Derived Forms
stooker, noun
Word Origin
C15: variant of stouk, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Low German stūke, Old High German stūhha sleeve
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