1) A wooden handle or shaft.
1520 a lytell brasyn skelett with a stele, Mount Grace
1570-80 For mending the masons towles in ther worke and for style to them, 4s 3d ... For mending and styling four chesells, York
1639 Rakes and rake steals, Swinsty
1695 a fire shovel steyll, West Riding. In 1712, small amounts of wood at Cawthorne were used for Punchwood and ... Besom stales.