from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pile or bundle, especially of straw.
  • v. to make stooks

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small collection of sheaves set up in the field; a shock; in England, twelve sheaves.
  • transitive v. To set up, as sheaves of grain, in stooks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To set up, as sheaves of grain, in stooks or shocks.
  • To set up grain in stooks.
  • n. A shock of corn, consisting, when of full size, of twelve sheaves.
  • n. A shock of Indian corn.


From or cognate with Middle Low German stūke. (Wiktionary)



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    December 18, 2007