I am looking for a word or expression for things that are meant to be stacked. Though there are several generic words for things, I could not come up with a good term for this purpose.

For example, "block" is too generic in the sense that it could be laid out in arbitrary fashion though by itself I could define it in advance just for the purpose of the context of stack. "module", "entity" and others also lack the right amount of specificity.

I am describing a logical unit of content which can include this thing(s) inside, which cannot stand side by side but only vertically. As it will be widely used in user documentation and so, I hope to come up with a better word than "module", "block", "box", "object" and so on.

  • 4
    What about a stackable?
    – Jim
    Jul 15, 2019 at 4:39
  • Very good choice and it is so obvious once I see it. Thank you for your help
    – msk
    Jul 15, 2019 at 4:49

2 Answers 2


Stackable is good, and works well for keeping things simple. As an alternative, may I suggest modular?


These are called stacking or nesting chairs:


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.