Sense: 1-2, 4-6
Origin: Old English steall
Sense: 3
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: STALL2


1 noun
stall1 S2
1 [countable] a table or a small shop with an open front, especially outdoors, where goods are sold:
a market stall
2 [countable]TA an enclosed area in a building for an animal such as a horse or cow
3 [countable usually singular]TTC if a plane goes into a stall, its engine stops working
4 [countable usually plural]TBB a seat in a row of fixed seats for priests and singers in some larger churches:
choir stalls

bathroom/toilet/shower stall

TBB a small enclosed private area for washing or using the toilet

the stalls

British EnglishAPT the seats on the main level of a theatre or cinema:
a good seat in the front row of the stalls

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