ducking stool

noun

Definition of ducking stool

: a seat attached to a plank and formerly used to plunge culprits tied to it into water

First Known Use of ducking stool

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Ducking stool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ducking%20stool. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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