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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About studdle

Dictionary Entries Near studdle

studding-sail halyard bend

studdle

stud driver

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for studdle

Cite this Entry

“Studdle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/studdle. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!