studdle

noun
stud·​dle | \ˈstədᵊl\
plural -s

Definition of studdle 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a prop or stud used in timbering especially : a piece or post separating the frames, rings, or sets used in timbering a mine shaft

studdle

transitive verb
stud·​dle | \", ˈstu̇d-\

Definition of studdle (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal

: to muddy (as water) by stirring up : roil

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History and Etymology for studdle

Noun

Middle English stodul sley of a loom, from Old English stōdla; akin to Middle High German stuodel post, Old English standan to stand

Transitive verb

probably alteration (influenced by stir entry 1) of muddle, verb

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