1. the gallows.
|Heart of Mid-Lothian (1883) 239: I think Handie Dandie and I may queer the stifler for all that is come and gone.|
2. a dram of spirits.
|Real Life in Ireland 125: A drop was melted down into the leaden cup, and all round took a stifler.|
3. a severe blow.
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|