1 a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
4 a malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge; "the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"
6 a tactic used to mislead or delay [syn: stalling]
1 postpone doing what one should be doing; "He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days" [syn: procrastinate, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally]
2 come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway" [syn: conk]
3 deliberately delay an event or action; "she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"
4 put into, or keep in, a stall; "Stall the horse"
5 experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
6 cause an airplane to go into a stall
7 cause an engine to stop; "The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"
- Rhymes: -ɔːl
Etymology 1Old English steall, "standing place", "position". Confer Dutch stal, "cattle shed", German Stall, "cattle shed", Old Norse stallr. Cognate with "stand".
- A compartment for a single animal in a stable or cattle shed.
- A small open-fronted shop.
- A very small room used for a shower or a toilet.
- John Updike, Rabbit at Rest,
- Rabbit eases from the king-size bed, goes into their bathroom with its rose-colored one-piece Fiberglas tub and shower stall, and urinates into the toilet of a matching rose porcelain.
- John Updike, Rabbit at Rest,
- A seat in a theatre close to and (about) level with the stage.
- Loss of lift due to an airfoil's critical angle of attack being exceeded.
- An altar used in Heathenry,
normally for indoor use as opposed to the more substantial outdoor
- 1989, Eldred Thorsson, A Book of Troth, Llewellyn, ISBN
0-87542-777-4, page 156,
- In a private rite, a ring is drawn on teh ground around a harrow or before an indoor stall.
- 2006, Selene Silverwind, Everything you need to know about
Paganism, David & Charles, ISBN-13: 978-0-7153-2486, page 117,
- Some Asatruar kindreds call their indoor altars stalls and their outdoor altars harrows.
- 2006, Mark Puryear, The Nature of Asatru, iUniverse, ISBN-13:
978-0-595-38964-3, page 237,
- Stalli (STAL-i) - Altar.
- 1989, Eldred Thorsson, A Book of Troth, Llewellyn, ISBN 0-87542-777-4, page 156,
A small open-fronted shop
A seat in a theatre close to and (about) level with the stage
Loss of lift due to an airfoil's critical angle of attack being exceeded
To exceed the critical angle of attack, resulting in total loss of lift
- Finnish: sakata
- An action that is intended to cause or actually causes delay.
- His encounters with security, reception, the secretary, and the assistant were all stalls until the general manager's attorney arrived.
- Finnish: viivytys
To employ delaying tactics against
- Finnish: viivyttää
To employ delaying tactics
- Finnish: talli
Stall can refer to:
(enclosure), a small enclosure, as for market goods, or for an
- Market stall, makeshift or mobile structures for selling market goods or serving food.
- Choir stall seating in a church for the choir
- Stall (engine), the unexpected or unwanted stopping of an engine
- Stall (flight), the fairly sudden loss of effectiveness of an aerodynamic surface
- Stalling (gaming), obstruction of the flow of play while leading in a timed game
- Stalling (conversation), avoiding direct response to a prompt or request in order to avoid addressing the subject altogether or buy time to keep from explaining or producing a direct answer.
- Stall, Austria, a town in the district of Spittal an der Drau in Carinthia
stall in Dutch: Stall
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