a low stool.
(formerly) a seat in churches where offenders against chastity, or other delinquents, received public rebuke.
Origin of cutty stool
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for cutty stool
In Scotland the ordeals of sitting on the repentance-stool or cutty-stool were most frequent.Curious Punishments of Bygone Days|Alice Morse Earle
"If you and Dolly come over to us on Monday, you may put me on the cutty-stool if you like afterwards;" and with that he was gone.Tony Butler|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for cutty stool
(formerly, in Scotland) the church seat on which an unchaste person sat while being harangued by the minister
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