step stool

noun

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 The little girl the law is named after, Kaia Rolle, was bound in zip ties, fingerprinted, and had to stand on a step stool to have her mugshot taken in 2019. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Mar. 2021 At Marriott Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, kids have their own hotel check-in area complete with step stool to reach the counter. Sucheta Rawal, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2021 Unlike a step stool, the Learning Tower has four sides so parents can be hands-free alongside their children. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 24 Sep. 2020 Smaller touches of the hue exist throughout the house, as if added by the quick brush strokes of an Impressionist painter: on the inside of a hanging lampshade, on the top of a wooden step stool or within a glass paperweight. New York Times, 25 Sep. 2020 Try a shoe box, stack of books or step stool under the feet, Hutton suggests. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2020 This step stool is a lifesaver for those of us who stopped growing in fifth grade and now are confronted daily with the quite frankly disrespectful height of modern kitchen cabinets. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, 10 Sep. 2020 Featuring an anti-slip top and ergonomic carry handle, the compact step stool also folds in half for easy storage. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, 10 Sep. 2020 Ask an adult to use the step stool or ladder to tie your creation on a sturdy tree branch with the fishing line ends. Kris Coronado, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of step stool

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Step stool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/step%20stool. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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step stool

noun

English Language Learners Definition of step stool

: a usually short stool with one or two steps

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