Definition of ducking stool in English:

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ducking stool


A chair fastened to the end of a pole, used formerly to plunge offenders into a pond or river as a punishment.
Example sentences
  • Then the apparatus of power comprised stocks, ducking stools, branding irons and the omnipresent shadow of the gallows.
  • We will bring back the ducking stool for litter louts!
  • And in this pool of water stood the ducking stool, where women received a drenching for their ‘crimes’ in days gone by.

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