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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A crossbar of wood in a shaft, serving as a step.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A crossbar of wood in a shaft, serving as a step.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, a small timber used to support the ground by being laid across the stulls, or in other ways: in some mining districts of England nearly the same as lacing or lagging.

Etymologies

German Stempel a stamp, a prop, akin to English stamp. (Wiktionary)

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