Definition for STAD'DLE

STAD'DLE, n. [D. stutzel, from stut, a prop; stutten, to prop; Eng. stud; G. st├╝tze. It belongs to the root of stead, steady.]

  1. Any thing which serves for support; a staff; a crutch; the frame or support of a stack of hay or grain. England. [In this sense not used in New England.]
  2. In New England, a small tree of any kind, particularly a forest tree. In America, trees are called staddles from three or four years old till they are six or eight inches in diameter or more; but in this respect the word is indefinite. This is also the sense in which it is used by Bacon and Tusser.

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