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studdle

noun stud·dle \ˈstədəl\

Definition of studdle

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of studdle

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


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studdle

transitive verb stud·dle \", ˈstu̇d-\

Definition of studdle

dialectal

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

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Origin and Etymology of studdle

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


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