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  1. a lightweight folding stool, especially for use in camping.
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Origin of campstool

First recorded in 1855–60; camp1 + stool
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Examples from the Web for campstool

Historical Examples of campstool

  • By means of these a man, seated on a campstool, was "making notes."

    The Red River Half-Breed

    Gustave Aimard

  • Ganimard was fishing at the same place, seated on a campstool.

  • Janice laughed again, and drew her campstool to the old lady's side.

    Janice Day

    Helen Beecher Long

  • Janice secured a campstool and sat down near the rail to look off over the water.

    Janice Day

    Helen Beecher Long

  • D'Alcacer, uncomfortable on a campstool, sat stiff and stared at the glass stopper of a carafe.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad