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stall

noun \ ˈstȯl \

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 and Etymology 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

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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stall

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


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stall

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

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stall

noun

Definition of stall

:a ruse to deceive or delay

Origin and Etymology of stall

alteration of stale lure


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stall

verb

Definition of stall

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

Origin and Etymology of stall



STALL Defined for Kids

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stall

noun \ ˈstȯl \

Definition of stall for Students

1 :a compartment for one animal in a stable or barn
2 :a booth, stand, or counter where business may be carried on or articles may be displayed for sale
3 :a seat in a church choir :a church pew
4 :a small enclosed private compartment
  • a shower stall

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stall

verb

Definition of stall for Students

stalled; stalling
:to distract attention or make excuses to gain time
  • Quit stalling and answer me.

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stall

verb

Definition of stall for Students

stalled; stalling
1 :to stop or cause to stop usually by accident
  • The engine keeps stalling.
2 :to put or keep in a stall
  • They stalled the horses for the night.


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