There are 2 definitions of stile in English:

stile1

Syllabification: stile
Pronunciation: /stīl
 
/

noun

  • An arrangement of steps that allows people but not animals to climb over a fence or wall.
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    • I climbed a stile, stepped onto uneven turf and followed what I thought must be the route of the footpath I identified.
    • Carry on along a cut path through long grass and, just before Hole House, take a step stile over the wall, now on your left.
    • Climb a fence stile at the top of the ridge and the summit of Sour Howes lies ahead.

Origin

Old English stigel, from a Germanic root meaning 'to climb'.

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There are 2 definitions of stile in English:

stile2

Syllabification: stile
Pronunciation: /
 
stīl/

noun

  • A vertical piece in the frame of a paneled door or sash window. Compare with rail1 ( sense 3 of the noun).
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    • Remove the rails (the horizontal pieces of the face frame) and bring the stiles (the vertical pieces) together and mark them both for the dowels.
    • Use the same procedure to prevent chipping when cutting across the grain of a solid-wood door's vertical stiles.
    • Usually, joiners cut, carved, and painted all the stiles, rails and panels before putting them together with mortise and tenon joints secured by wooden pins.

Origin

late 17th century: probably from Dutch stijl 'pillar, doorpost'.

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