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stelling

DutchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From stellen +‎ -ing

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stelling f (plural stellingen, diminutive stellinkje n)

  1. position, configuration
    Stelling van Amsterdam — Defense line of Amsterdam
  2. thesis, contention
  3. sentence
  4. theorem

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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

stelling (plural stellings)

  1. A site or position (esp. at shoreline or with reference to (former) Dutch colonies)
    • 1951, W. I. B. Crealock, Vagabonding Under Sail, Hastings House (New York), page 138:
      For a few pennies we could have a breakfast of pineapple, paw-paw, grapefruit and bananas, which could be bought a hundred yards from the stelling.