noun \ˈstī(-ə)l\

Definition of STILE

:  a step or set of steps for passing over a fence or wall; also :  turnstile

Origin of STILE

Middle English, from Old English stigel; akin to Old English stǣger stair — more at stair
First Known Use: before 12th century



Definition of STILE

:  one of the vertical members in a frame or panel into which the secondary members are fitted

Origin of STILE

probably from Dutch stijl post
First Known Use: 1678

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with STILE


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