EnglishEdit

NounEdit

stob (plural stobs)

  1. (dialectal, Appalachia, Northern England, Scotland) A stick, twig or peg, especially in roofing or matting.
    • 1979, Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, Random House, p.11:
      He climbed from the skiff and tied up at a stob and labored up the thick grassless bank toward the arches where the bridge went to earth.
  2. A small post for supporting paling.
  3. A wedge in coal-mining.

VerbEdit

stob (third-person singular simple present stobs, present participle stobbing, simple past and past participle stobbed)

  1. (dialect, Appalachia, Northern England, Scotland) To stab.
  2. (dialect, Northern England, Scotland) To roof with stob-thatch.
  3. (dialect, Northern England, Scotland) To make mats with a stob tool.

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GermanEdit

VerbEdit

stob

  1. First-person singular preterite of stieben.
  2. Third-person singular preterite of stieben.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps of Germanic origin, connected with English stab.

NounEdit

stob m (genitive singular stuib, plural stoban)

  1. stake (pointed stick)
  2. stump
  3. prick, thorn

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VerbEdit

stob (past stob, future stobaidh, verbal noun stobadh, past participle stobte)

  1. prick, prod
  2. push, thrust