stile

noun (1)
\ ˈstī(-ə)l How to pronounce stile (audio) \

Definition of stile

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

stile

noun (2)

Definition of stile (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of stile

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stile

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

probably from Dutch stijl post

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“Stile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stile. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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stile

noun
\ ˈstīl How to pronounce stile (audio) \

Kids Definition of stile

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

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