Middle English Dictionary Entry

stak n.
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1.
(a) A pile, heap, stack; a stack of hay, grain, wood, etc.; also fig.; -- presumably sometimes used as a measure [e.g., quots. 1370, 1391, 1440 Invent.]; as a ~, in a heap; in ~, stacked; (b) in cpds.: ~ garth [cp. OI stakk-garðr], a section of a farmyard used for stacking hay, grain, etc., a stackyard; corn (halm, hei) ~; (c) a mass of rock rising out of the sea; (d) in surnames and place names.