Noun: stall stol
Verb: stall stol
- A compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
- Small area set off by walls for special use
- booth, cubicle, kiosk
- A booth where articles are displayed for sale
- stand, sales booth
- A malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge
"the plane went into a stall and I couldn't control it"
- [Brit] Seating in the forward part of the main level of a theatre
- Small individual study area in a library
- carrel, carrell, cubicle
- A tactic used to mislead or delay
- Postpone doing what one should be doing
"He did not want to write the letter and stalled for days";
- procrastinate, drag one's feet, drag one's heels, shillyshally, dilly-dally, dillydally
- (driving) come to a stop
"The car stalled in the driveway";
- Deliberately delay an event or action
"she doesn't want to write the report, so she is stalling"
- Put into, or keep in, a stall
"Stall the horse"
- (air travel) experience a stall in flight, of airplanes
- (air travel) cause an aeroplane to go into a stall
- Cause an engine to stop
"The inexperienced driver kept stalling the car"
Derived forms: stalled, stalls, stalling
Type of: alcove, bay, booth, closet, compartment, delay, detain, halt, hold up, malfunction, obstruction, seating, seating area, seating room, seats, shelter, stop
Part of: depository library, horse barn, library, stable, stalls
Encyclopedia: Stall, Austria