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Definitions of ducking stool

  1. an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A stool or chair in which scolds were formerly tied and ducked in the water as a punishment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. A stool or chair in which common scolds were formerly tied and ducked in water. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. A mode of punishment for scolding women, who were placed on a stool, and then let down into the water-should be written cucking-stool as the proper term. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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