Definitions for cucking stoolˈkʌk ɪŋ
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cuck′ing stool`ˈkʌk ɪŋ(n.)
an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was strapped, to be mocked or ducked in water.
Origin of cucking stool:
1175–1225; ME cucking stol lit., defecating stool
cucking stool, ducking stool(noun)
an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water
a kind of chair formerly used for punishing scolds, and also dishonest tradesmen, by fastening them in it, usually in front of their doors, to be pelted and hooted at by the mob, but sometimes to be taken to the water and ducked; -- called also a castigatory, a tumbrel, and a trebuchet; and often, but not so correctly, a ducking stool
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