joint stool



a low wood stool having turned legs with all parts joined by a mortise joint.

Origin of joint stool

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for joint stool

Historical Examples of joint stool

  • I shouldn't have had a joint-stool to sit down on, if it hadn't been for that.


    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  • The officious housewife fetched a joint-stool, first clearing it from dust, whilst her husband added a billet to the heap.

  • During that term he was to be the property of his master, and as much a commodity of bargain and sale as an ox, or a joint-stool.

    The Scarlet Letter

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Sir Oliver groped his way to a joint-stool, and sat down upon it, sick and white.

    The Black Arrow

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • A man of business never wants a counter if he can meet with a joint-stool.

    Cecilia, Volume 2 (of 3)

    Frances (Fanny) Burney (Madame d'Arblay)