from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly Southern U.S. A short straight piece of wood, such as a stake.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stick, twig or peg, especially in roofing or matting.
  • v. Regional variant of stab.
  • v. To roof with stob-thatch, to make mats with a stob tool.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small post.
  • n. A thorn; spine.
  • n. A long steel wedge used for bringing down coal after holing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a short straight stick of wood


Middle English, stump, variant of stubbe, stub; see stub.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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    May 30, 2008

  • Scots - fence post.

    December 6, 2007