step stool


Definition of step stool

: a stool with one or two steps that often fold away beneath the seat

Examples of step stool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Musholt likes a versatile piece of equipment called a Lebert equalizer, which can be used as an overhead weight, a step stool, dip bars, and so forth. Adrienne So, Wired, "Fitness 101: Our Guide to Working Out From Home," 22 Apr. 2020 Pastor Jonathan Herron said from atop a large step stool. Holly Yan And Chuck Johnston, CNN, "From drive-in theaters to online services, churches celebrate Easter in safe and creative ways," 12 Apr. 2020 Kaia was completely processed at the county Juvenile Assessment Center, where the girl's mugshot and fingerprints were taken, Kirkland said, adding that employees at the center had to use a step stool so Kaia could reach the camera for the mugshot. Grace Toohey, Anchorage Daily News, "Orlando police video shows 6-year-old crying for help as officers zip-tie her, put her in patrol vehicle," 26 Feb. 2020 The resort has toddler gear, too, like step stools to reach the sink. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana Is the Best Place to Travel With a Baby and a Sibling," 10 Jan. 2020 The step stools are very well-made, sturdy and beautiful. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Eagle Scout project benefits The Ballard House," 6 Sep. 2019 After taking a tour of The Ballard House, a Cinco Ranch High School senior asked if step stools for guests to better access their very tall beds would be helpful. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Eagle Scout project benefits The Ballard House," 6 Sep. 2019 Standing on a step stool to meet Garivey's eyeline, she was sworn in wearing a custom-fit police uniform. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Abigail Arias, the 7-year-old honorary police officer with a rare cancer, has died," 5 Nov. 2019 Now, get your step stool and run a finger over the top of your hood. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Please Stop with the Open Shelving," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of step stool

1946, in the meaning defined above

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15 May 2020

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“Step stool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of step stool

: a usually short stool with one or two steps

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