stile Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun an upright that is a member in a door or window frame
A pin set on the face of a dial, to cast a shadow; a style. SeeMoxon. Style.
Mode of composition. SeeObs. Style.
May I not write in such a stile as this? Bunyan.
A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in passing a fence or wall.
There comes my master . . . over the stile, this way. Shak.
Over this stile in the way to Doubting Castle. Bunyan.
(Arch.) One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the primary members of a frame, into which the secondary members are mortised. ✍ In an ordinary door the principal upright pieces are called stiles, the subordinate upright pieces mullions, and the crosspieces rails. In wainscoting the principal pieces are sometimes called stiles, even when horizontal.
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