ETYM Old Eng. stal, as. steall, stall, a place, seat, or station, a stable.
1. A compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed.
2. A place where articles are displayed for sale; SYN. stand, sales booth.
3. A malfunction in the flight of an aircraft in which there is a sudden loss of lift that results in a downward plunge.
4. A tactic used to mislead or delay; SYN. stalling, delaying.