ETYM Old Eng. stalke, from AS. stael, stel, a stalk. Related to Stale a handle, Stall.
1. A hunt for game carried on by stalking or waiting in ambush; SYN. stalking, still hunt.
2. The act of following prey stealthily; SYN. stalking, hunting, pursuing.
3. A slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ; SYN. stem.
4. A stiff or threatening gait; SYN. angry walk.