cucking stool

noun
cuck·​ing stool | \ ˈkə-kiŋ- How to pronounce cucking stool (audio) \

Definition of cucking stool

: a chair formerly used for punishing offenders (such as dishonest tradesmen) by public exposure or ducking in water

First Known Use of cucking stool

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cucking stool

Middle English cucking stol, literally, defecating chair

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“Cucking stool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cucking%20stool. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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