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stoupalso stoop (sto͞op)
1. Ecclesiastical A basin or font for holy water at the entrance of a church.
2. A drinking vessel, such as a cup or tankard.
3. Scots A bucket or pail.
[Middle English stoup, bucket, jar, from Old Norse staup, cup; akin to steep.]
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a small basin for holy water
2. (Tools) dialect Also: stowp Scot and Northern English a bucket or drinking vessel
[C14 (in the sense: bucket): of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse staup beaker, Old English stēap flagon; see steep1]
1. a basin for holy water, as at the entrance of a church.
2. Scot. a pail or bucket.
[1350–1400; Middle English stowp < Old Norse staup drinking vessel, c. Old English stēap flagon]