stall


1stall

noun \ˈstl\

Definition of STALL

1
a :  a compartment for a domestic animal in a stable or barn
b :  a space marked off for parking a motor vehicle
2
a :  a seat in the chancel of a church with back and sides wholly or partly enclosed
b :  a church pew
c chiefly British :  a front orchestra seat in a theater —usually used in plural
3
:  a booth, stand, or counter at which articles are displayed for sale
4
:  a protective sheath for a finger or toe
5
:  a small compartment <a shower stall>; especially :  one with a toilet or urinal

Origin of STALL

Middle English, from Old English steall; akin to Old High German stal place, stall and perhaps to Latin locus (Old Latin stlocus) place
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

2stall

verb

Definition of STALL

transitive verb
1
:  to put into or keep in a stall
2
obsolete :  install 1
3
a :  to bring to a standstill :  block; especially :  mire
b :  to cause (an engine) to stop usually inadvertently
c :  to cause (an aircraft or airfoil) to go into a stall
intransitive verb
1
:  to come to a standstill (as from mired wheels or engine failure)
2
:  to experience a stall in flying

First Known Use of STALL

14th century

3stall

noun

Definition of STALL

:  the condition of an airfoil or aircraft in which excessive angle of attack causes disruption of airflow with attendant loss of lift

First Known Use of STALL

1916

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

4stall

noun

Definition of STALL

:  a ruse to deceive or delay

Origin of STALL

alteration of stale lure
First Known Use: 1846

5stall

verb

Definition of STALL

intransitive verb
:  to play for time :  delay
transitive verb
:  to hold off, divert, or delay by evasion or deception

Origin of STALL

4stall
First Known Use: 1903

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