stull

noun \ ˈstəl \

Definition of stull

plural -s
1 :a round timber used to support the sides or back of a mine
2 a :one of a series of props wedged between the walls of a stope to hold up a platform for supporting miners, ore, or waste or to protect miners from falling stones
b :a platform held up by stulls

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Origin and Etymology of stull

perhaps modification of German stollen post, support, from Old High German stollo


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