- 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
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Examples from the Web for joint stool
I shouldn't have had a joint-stool to sit down on, if it hadn't been for that.Checkmate
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
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)