- a former instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was tied to be plunged into water.
Origin of ducking stool
Examples from the Web for ducking stool
Historical Examples of ducking stool
Scolds had to be ducked over head and ears in a ducking-stool.
We reproduce from this quaint chap-book a picture of the ducking-stool.
In the Nottinghamshire records are traces of the ducking-stool at Southwell and Retford.
The last time the Bristol ducking-stool was used was, it is said, in the year 1718.
She was committed for trial at the assizes, as the magistrate had no ducking-stool.
- history a chair or stool used for the punishment of offenders by plunging them into water