From Old English stocc, from Proto-West Germanic *stokk, from Proto-Germanic *stukkaz ("tree-trunk"), with modern senses mostly referring either to the trunk from which the tree grows (figuratively, its origin and/or support/foundation), or to a piece of wood, stick, or rod. The senses of "supply" and "raw material" arose from a probable conflation with steck or the use of split tally sticks consisting of foil or counterfoil and stock to capture paid taxes, debts or exchanges. chock.
From Italian stoccata.
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