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mounting-block

noun
  1. a block of stone formerly used to aid a person when mounting a horse
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Historical Examples of mounting-block

  • The word scamillus is a diminutive of scamnum, a mounting-block or bench.

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  • He aided her to her feet, untied the horses, and offered her his hand for a mounting-block.

  • Seeing the Monk standing on his mounting-block, he asked: "What is this good Father saying?"