joint stool

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. joint return,
  2. joint runner,
  3. joint session,
  4. joint stock,
  5. joint stock company,
  6. joint tenancy,
  7. joint tenant,
  8. joint venture,
  9. joint-stock company,
  10. joint-venture

Origin of joint stool

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50

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Examples from the Web for joint stool

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

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

    Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu