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Definition: Hanging stile
1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.
“What a hanging face!”
2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.
3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging
post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.
, a compass suspended so that the card may
be read from beneath.
, a garden sustained at an artificial
elevation by any means, as by the terraces at Babylon.
. See under Indentation
(Arch.), that rail of a door or casement to
which hinges are attached.
(Mining), the overhanging side of an inclined
or hading vein.
(a) Strips of the same stuff as the gown, hanging down the
back from the shoulders.
(b) Loose, flowing sleeves.
(a) That stile of a door to which hinges are secured.
(b) That upright of a window frame to which casements are
hinged, or in which the pulleys for sash windows are
(Mining), the upper wall of inclined vein, or
that which hangs over the miner's head when working in the
, n. [OE. stile, AS. stigel a step, a ladder, from
st[=i]gan to ascend; akin to OHG. stigila a stile. [root]164.
, v. i., and cf. Stair
1. A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in
passing a fence or wall.
There comes my master . . . over the stile, this
Over this stile in the way to Doubting Castle.
2. (Arch.) One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the
primary members of a frame, into which the secondary
members are mortised.
Note: 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
, Pulley stile
. See under Hanging