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 for Hanging stile
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hanging \Hang"ing\, a.
     1. Requiring, deserving, or foreboding death by the halter.
        "What a hanging face!" --Dryden.
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     2. Suspended from above; pendent; as, hanging shelves.
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     3. Adapted for sustaining a hanging object; as, the hanging
        post of a gate, the post which holds the hinges.
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     Hanging compass, a compass suspended so that the card may
        be read from beneath.
  
     Hanging garden, a garden sustained at an artificial
        elevation by any means, as by the terraces at Babylon.
  
     Hanging indentation. See under Indentation.
  
     Hanging rail (Arch.), that rail of a door or casement to
        which hinges are attached.
  
     Hanging side (Mining), the overhanging side of an inclined
        or hading vein.
  
     Hanging sleeves.
        (a) Strips of the same stuff as the gown, hanging down the
            back from the shoulders.
        (b) Loose, flowing sleeves.
  
     Hanging stile. (Arch.)
        (a) That stile of a door to which hinges are secured.
        (b) That upright of a window frame to which casements are
            hinged, or in which the pulleys for sash windows are
            fastened.
  
     Hanging wall (Mining), the upper wall of inclined vein, or
        that which hangs over the miner's head when working in the
        vein.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stile \Stile\, n. [OE. stile, AS. stigel a step, a ladder, from
     st[imac]gan to ascend; akin to OHG. stigila a stile.
     [root]164. See Sty, v. i., and cf. Stair.]
     1. A step, or set of steps, for ascending and descending, in
        passing a fence or wall.
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              There comes my master . . . over the stile, this
              way.                                  --Shak.
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              Over this stile in the way to Doubting Castle.
                                                    --Bunyan.
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     2. (Arch.) One of the upright pieces in a frame; one of the
        primary members of a frame, into which the secondary
        members are mortised.
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     Note: In an ordinary door the principal upright pieces are
           called stiles, the subordinate upright pieces mullions,
           and the crosspieces rails. In wainscoting the principal
           pieces are sometimes called stiles, even when
           horizontal.
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     Hanging stile, Pulley stile. See under Hanging, and
        Pulley.
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