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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: stakkr

stack

1 noun
     
stack
Related topics: Buildings
stack1
1 [countable] a neat pile of things [↪ heap]
stack of
a stack of papers
stacks of dirty dishes
2

a stack of something/stacks of something

informal especially British English a large amount of something:
He's got stacks of money.
3TBB [countable] a chimney
4

the stacks

[plural] the rows of shelves in a library where the books are kept

➔ blow your top/stack

at blow1 (16)

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