Stockade to Stomatiferous
(Stock*ade") n. [F. estacade stockade, boom (confused in French with estocade; see 1st
Stoccado); fr. It. steccata a palisade (influenced by OF. estach, estaque, a stake, post), or from Sp.
estacada a palisade; both of German origin, and akin to E. stake, stick; cf. G. stecken stick, OHG. steccho.
See Stake, n., Stick, n. & v. t., and cf. Estacade, Stacket.]
1. (Mil.) A line of stout posts or timbers set firmly in the earth in contact with each other (and usually
with loopholes) to form a barrier, or defensive fortification. [Written also stoccade.]
2. An inclosure, or pen, made with posts and stakes.
(Stock*ade"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stockaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Stockading.] To surround,
fortify, or protect with a stockade.
(Stock"-blind`) a. Blind as a stock; wholly blind.
(Stock"bro`ker) n. A broker who deals in stocks.
(Stock"dove`) n. (Zoöl.) A common European wild pigeon so called because at one time
believed to be the stock of the domestic pigeon, or, according to some, from its breeding in the stocks,
or trunks, of trees.
The name is applied, also, to other related species, as the Indian stockdove
(Stock"er) n. One who makes or fits stocks, as of guns or gun carriages, etc.
(Stock"fish`) n. [Cf. D. stokvisch.]
1. Salted and dried fish, especially codfish, hake, ling, and torsk; also, codfish dried without being salted.
2. (Zoöl.) Young fresh cod.
(Stock"hold`er) n. One who is a holder or proprietor of stock in the public funds, or in the
funds of a bank or other stock company.
(Stock`i*net") n. An elastic textile fabric imitating knitting, of which stockings, under-garments,
etc., are made.
Blue stocking. See Bluestocking. Stocking frame, a machine for knitting stockings or other
(Stock"ing) n. [From Stock, which was formerly used of a covering for the legs and feet, combining
breeches, or upper stocks, and stockings, or nether stocks.] A close-fitting covering for the foot and
leg, usually knit or woven.
(Stock"ing), v. t. To dress in GBs. Dryden.
(Stock"ing*er) n. A stocking weaver.
(Stock"ish), a. Like a stock; stupid; blockish.
Since naught so stockish, hard, and full of rage,Shak.
But music for the time doth change his nature.
(Stock"job`ber) n. [Stock + job.] One who speculates in stocks for gain; one whose occupation
is to buy and sell stocks. In England a jobber acts as an intermediary between brokers.
(Stock"job`bing) n. The act or art of dealing in stocks; the business of a stockjobber.