(Stack"stand`) n. A staging for supporting a stack of hay or grain; a rickstand.
(Stack"yard`) n. A yard or inclosure for stacks of hay or grain. A. Smith.
(Stac"te) n. [L., fr. Gr. strictly fem. of cozing out in drops, fr. to drop.] One of the sweet spices
used by the ancient Jews in the preparation of incense. It was perhaps an oil or other form of myrrh or
cinnamon, or a kind of storax. Ex. xxx. 34.
(Stad"dle) n. [AS. staðol, sraðul, a foundation, firm seat; akin to E. stand. &radic163. See Stand,
v. i.] [Formerly written stadle.]
1. Anything which serves for support; a staff; a prop; a crutch; a cane.
His weak steps governingSpenser.
And aged limbs on cypress stadle stout.
2. The frame of a stack of hay or grain. [Eng.]
3. A row of dried or drying hay, etc. [Eng.]
4. A small tree of any kind, especially a forest tree.
In America, trees are called staddles from the time that they are three or four years old till they are six
or eight inches in diameter, or more. This is also the sense in which the word is used by Bacon and
(Stad"dle), v. t.
1. To leave the staddles, or saplings, of, as a wood when it is cut. [R.] Tusser.
2. To form into staddles, as hay. [Eng.]
(Stade) n. [Cf. F. stade.] A stadium. Donne.