stemple

noun
stem·​ple
variants: or stempel \ ˈstempəl \
plural -s

Definition of stemple

: a crossbar of wood in a mine shaft serving some special purpose (as of a step, supporting timber, or strut)

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History and Etymology for stemple

probably from Low German stempel; akin to Old English stempan to stamp

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“Stemple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stemple. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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