stook

stook
stooker, n.
/stook, stoohk/, Chiefly Brit. and Canadian.
n.
1. shock2 (def. 1).
v.t.
2. shock2 (def. 2).
v.i.
3. to stack sheaves of grain; form a pile of straw.
[1400-50; late ME stouk, OE stuc heap; c. MLG stuke, G Stauche; akin to STOCK]

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  • Stook — Stook, n. [Scot. stook, stouk; cf. LG. stuke a heap, bundle, G. stauche a truss, bundle of flax.] (Agric.) A small collection of sheaves set up in the field; a shock; in England, twelve sheaves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stook — stook·ie; stook; stook·er; …   English syllables

  • Stook — Stook, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stooked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stooking}.] (Agric.) To set up, as sheaves of grain, in stooks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stook — [sto͞ok] n., vt., vi. [ME stouke, prob. < or akin to MLowG stūke, a shock, stump < IE * (s)teug < base * (s)teu , to strike > STOCK] Brit. term for SHOCK2 …   English World dictionary

  • Stook — A stook, also referred to as a shock is a circular or rounded arrangement of swathes of cut grain stalks placed on the ground in a field. Typically sheaves of grains such as wheat, barley and oats may be stooked so they are ready for threshing.… …   Wikipedia

  • stook — noun Etymology: Middle English stouk; akin to Old English stocc stock more at stock Date: 15th century chiefly British shock I • stook transitive verb, chiefly British …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Stook — The Old English word stoc meaning a place , has given birth to many surnames. These include Stock, Stoke, Stoak, and Stook, although in fact their plural forms are the usual spelling. Quite why the plurality developed is generally accepted as… …   Surnames reference

  • stook — /stuk/ (say stoohk), /stʊk/ (say stook) noun 1. a group of sheaves of grain placed on end supporting one another in the field. –verb (t) 2. to make into stooks. {Middle English stouk; related to Middle Low German stūke} …  

  • stook — 1. noun /stʊk/ a pile or bundle, especially of straw ,1958: The wheat, tawny with ripeness, had been cut and stood in tented stooks about the fields, while a few ghostly poppies lingered at the edge of the path. Iris Murdoch, The Bell 2. verb… …   Wiktionary

  • stook — [stʊk, stu:k] Brit. noun a group of sheaves of grain stood on end in a field. verb arrange in stooks. Origin ME: from or related to Mid. Low Ger. stūke …   English new terms dictionary

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