Middle English Dictionary Entry

stū̆lp(e n.
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Note: Cp. stapel n.
(a) A stake, post; a boundary stake; a gatepost; one of two posts at the entrance of a bridge or stile, across which a chain can be drawn; (b) a prop, support post; also, one of the posts of a cradle; (c) in place names.