studdle

1 of 2

noun

stud·​dle
ˈstədᵊl
plural -s
: 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

2 of 2

transitive verb

stud·​dle
",
ˈstu̇d-
dialectal
: to muddy (as water) by stirring up : roil

Word History

Etymology

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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“Studdle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/studdle. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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