a stool or seat, usually high and having a round, cushioned top, of a type often used for seating customers at a bar.

Origin of barstool Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of barstool

  • While Harry was drawing the beer I walked string straight to the jukebox, clicked in a quarter, and stalked back to the barstool.

    Cue for Quiet

    Thomas L. Sherred

Word Origin and History for barstool

also bar-stool, bar stool, 1910, from bar (n.2) + stool.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper