staddle

noun
stad·​dle | \ ˈsta-dᵊl How to pronounce staddle (audio) \

Definition of staddle

: a base (as of piling) for a stack of hay or straw

First Known Use of staddle

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for staddle

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

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