stad·​dle ˈsta-dᵊl How to pronounce staddle (audio)
: a base (as of piling) for a stack of hay or straw

Word History


Middle English stathel base, support, bottom of a stack, from Old English statho base; akin to Old High German stān to stand — more at stand

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of staddle was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Staddle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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