Definitions of ducking stool

  1. 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.
  2. 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.