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stile

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noun \ˈstī(-ə)l\

Definition of stile

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

Origin and Etymology of stile

Middle English, from Old English stigel; akin to Old English stǣger stair — more at stair


First Known Use: before 12th century


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stile

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Definition of stile

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

Origin and Etymology of stile

probably from Dutch stijl post


First Known Use: 1678

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STILE Defined for Kids

stile

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noun \ˈstīl\

Definition of stile for Students

  1. 1 :  a step or set of steps for crossing a fence or wall

  2. 2 :  turnstile


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