step stool


Definition of step stool

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

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While weapons and explosives are obvious, items including tablets and computers, cameras, selfie sticks, noise-producing devices, signs and posters, outside drinks and beverages, lawn chairs and step stools are also not allowed. Thomas Wright, The Mercury News, "Security a priority for US Open at Pebble Beach," 12 June 2019 Then the twist: Her father puts out a step stool and starts to preach. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "From Nightmare Temp Jobs to Ticket Scalper Horror Stories—The Side Hustles We Don't Recommend," 9 Apr. 2019 The victim then said the suspect picked up a small stepping stool and threw it at the man, striking him on the left side of his back. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "She said he fell off a ladder. He was writhing in pain. The story changed, cops say. | Miami Herald," 23 May 2018 Kitchen: Is there a stable step stool (with safety rail) for reaching high places? Michele Parente,, "CHECKLIST: Is your home safe for seniors?," 24 Apr. 2018 Turn off the power source, then get on a step stool. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Dust and Make Your Home Shine," 16 Jan. 2018 Inside, a framed sheet of wood folds down into a bed, resting on a wooden step that doubles as a seat or stepping stool. Doug Livingston, The Seattle Times, "Advocates seek tiny home solution for Akron’s homeless," 17 Dec. 2017 But Parker found that invisible step stool of his and climbed above Hayward for a 31-yard catch — one of his four on the day for a team-best 85 yards. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "Potential of DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins offense overshadowed drama in season opener," 18 Sep. 2017 Vintage step stools nestle against the small kitchen counter. Roxanne Washington,, "Cool Spaces: Ann Chandler's Berea bungalow is filled with DIY touches and fun collectibles: (photos and video)," 6 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of step stool

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of step stool was in 1946

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English Language Learners Definition of step stool

: a usually short stool with one or two steps

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