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A base or support, especially a platform on which hay or straw is stacked.

[Middle English stathel, from Old English stathol; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]


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


(ˈstæd l)

1. the lower part of a stack of hay or the like.
2. a platform or supporting frame for a stack.
3. any supporting framework or base.
[before 900; Middle English stathel, Old English stathol base, support, tree trunk, c. Old High German stadal barn, Old Norse stǫthull milking place; akin to stead]
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Noun1.staddle - a base or platform on which hay or corn is stacked
pedestal, stand, base - a support or foundation; "the base of the lamp"