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 This simple piece of furniture checks many boxes: Besides functioning as an extra place to stash stuff, it can be used as a nightstand or a step stool. Lisa Lombardi,, 15 Sep. 2023 As a bonus, if your child needs help climbing up onto the toilet, the potty stool also serves as a convenient step stool, too. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 23 Aug. 2023 Made from alloy steel, this reliable step stool measures 43.2 inches tall on its highest step, giving you just enough height to reach overhead spaces inside your home without having to drag out your full-size ladder. Samantha Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 June 2023 The pale tones of the desk, step stool, and decorative chain are coupled with deep cherry hues in the chair, ceiling, and wall, acting like a color. Stephen Treffinger, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2023 However, the seat height is less adjustable than higher-end chairs, so shorter users may need to place a step stool under their feet for a truly ergonomic setup. Isabel Vasquez Rd Ldn, Health, 21 Apr. 2023 Emily sits between my husband, Bob, and me on a folding step stool. Kae Zaino, Outside Online, 29 Mar. 2023 This personalized Pottery Barn step stool is a thoughtful and functional first birthday gift. Bridget Shirvell, Parents, 11 July 2023 Use a sturdy step stool or step ladder and a slightly damp rag to clean the blades of your fan. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of step stool was in 1946

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“Step stool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

step stool

: a stool with one or two steps beneath the seat
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