Definition of stull

  • Logs of wood laid across the workings at intervals of about five feet, with an elevation to the hanging-wall of 50 to 75 degrees. The lower end of a stull-piece is cut in rather a peculiar manner, and fitted into a hitch in the footwall, and the upper end is fixed against a head-board placed on the hanging wall. These stull-pieces are covered with laths or slabs, and form a storage place for mullock. Stulls are used in the backs of drives, which were not previously timbered when the reef or lode was stoped away.

– The Gold Fields and Mineral Districts of Victoria, 1869.