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A.Word.A.Day--stilePronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
stile (style) noun
1. A set or series of steps for crossing a fence or wall.
2. A turnstile.
[Middle English, from Old English stigel.]
A vertical member of a panel or frame, as in a door or window sash.
[Probably from Dutch stijl, doorpost, from Middle Dutch, possibly from Latin stilus, pole, post.]
"After about two miles the canal joins the river, and you climb a stile and walk on to the sea." Caroline Dilke, A man, a plan, a canal - all strictly for the birds, Independent, 22 Nov 1997.
"A wise choice is to order a mid-rail option on stile and rail doors." Grant O. Young, Making an Entrance, AS&U, American School & University, 1 Dec 1997.
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