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stall

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noun \ˈstȯl\

Definition of stall

  1. 1a :  a compartment for a domestic animal in a stable or barnb :  a space marked off for parking a motor vehicle

  2. 2a :  a seat in the chancel of a church with back and sides wholly or partly enclosedb :  a church pewc chiefly British :  a front orchestra seat in a theater —usually used in plural

  3. 3 :  a booth, stand, or counter at which articles are displayed for sale

  4. 4 :  a protective sheath for a finger or toe

  5. 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


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stall

verb

Definition of stall

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  to put into or keep in a stall

    2. 2 obsolete :  install 1

    3. 3a :  to bring to a standstill :  block; especially :  mireb :  to cause (an engine) to stop usually inadvertentlyc :  to cause (an aircraft or airfoil) to go into a stall

    4. intransitive verb
    5. 1 :  to come to a standstill (as from mired wheels or engine failure)

    6. 2 :  to experience a stall in flying



    14th Century

    First Known Use of stall

    14th century


    3

    stall

    noun

    Definition of stall

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



    1916

    First Known Use of stall

    1916

    Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms


    4

    stall

    noun

    Definition of stall

    1. :  a ruse to deceive or delay



    Origin of stall

    alteration of stale lure


    First Known Use: 1846


    5

    stall

    verb

    Definition of stall

  • intransitive verb
    1. :  to play for time :  delay

    2. transitive verb
    3. :  to hold off, divert, or delay by evasion or deception



    Origin of stall

    4stall


    First Known Use: 1903




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