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English → English (WordNet) Definition: ducking stool ducking stool n : an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water [syn: cucking stool]
English → English (gcide) Definition: ducking stool Cucking stool \Cuck"ing stool`\ (k?k"?ng st??l`). [Cf. AS. scealfingst[=o]l, a word of similar meaning, allied to scealfor a diver, mergus avis; or possibly from F. coquine a hussy, slut, jade, f. of coquin, OE. cokin, a rascal; or cf. Icel. k?ka to dung, k?kr dung, the name being given as to a disgracing or infamous punishment.] A kind of chair formerly used for punishing scolds, and also dishonest tradesmen, by fastening them in it, usually in front of their doors, to be pelted and hooted at by the mob, but sometimes to be taken to the water and ducked; -- called also a castigatory, a tumbrel, and a trebuchet; and often, but not so correctly, a ducking stool. --Sir. W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Castigatory \Cas"ti*ga*to*ry\, n. An instrument formerly used to punish and correct arrant scolds; -- called also a ducking stool, or trebucket. --Blacktone. [1913 Webster]


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