- a low, usually three-legged stool with a flat seat in the shape of a half circle, used by a person when milking a cow.
Origin of milking stool
First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for milking stool
I still had the milking-stool in my hand, but the cow no longer troubled me.
“I have come across your milking-stool, I estimate, some thirteen times,” I told her.
Come with me, and I'll give you the pail and the milking-stool.The Wide, Wide World
Then he went to the milk-room and got the big milk pails and his milking-stool.The Sandman: His Farm Stories
William J. Hopkins
An overturned pail and milking-stool showed how and where death had surprised her.The Day of Wrath
- a low three-legged stool
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