ducking stool

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duck·ing stool

A chair attached to a board or pole, formerly used as a punishment for offenders, in which a person was tied and ducked into water.

ducking stool

(Historical Terms) history a chair or stool used for the punishment of offenders by plunging them into water

duck′ing stool`

a former instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was tied to be plunged into water.
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Noun1.ducking stool - an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in waterducking stool - an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water
instrument of punishment - an instrument designed and used to punish a condemned person
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I once dropped an empty crisp packet in Bridlington and managed to escape before they strapped me to a ducking stool.
Chiders and scolds were fined and imprisoned: if this didn't work, they suffered a dousing in the ducking stool.
She weighs out at 7st 13lb and one of her favourite horses is The Ducking Stool, which she has ridden to successs on three occasions.
LE MARTALIN (11-5) Dec 27 Leopardstown 2m Hdl Grade1 (4yo+) yielding, [euro]50,150: Deep Resolve, 8 Rahmah, Royal Flag, 10 Archipeligo, 12 Long- side, 14 Silver Shuffle, 16 The Ducking Stool, The Yank, Three Order [15] 8 11--5 D O'Meara 9--2 Mr Thomas Greatrex 1 Saturnas (11-10), 6 LE MARTALIN (btn 16l+) (11-10, Sean Flanagan) led, mistake 2nd, extended advantage after 3rd, lead reduced 3 out, headed after next, soon weakened (12/1); 7 ran.
His campaign centred around having the village ducking stool re-commissioned for such heinous crimes as apple scrumping and dog fouling.
Until they have the jury is out and Tom doesn't deserve the ducking stool.
They should have made an example of the low life Geraldine Shaw They should bring back the ducking stool and give him a taste of his own medicine
The Ducking Stool has been in top form this season and bolted up in a 1m6f handicap here in July off a mark 7lb lower than today's.
Gilxs Wendes | I've heard that the last trial for witchcraft in Cardiff was in 1977 and that they still have a ducking stool hidden away in the depths of City Hall somewhere.
The Olde Bulls Head in Castle Street, Beaumaris, was built in 1472 and, according to The Good Pub Guide, its two illustrious visitors would find much of it familiar today, with its low beams, log fire and even a ducking stool.
There are many who think Stoke's tactics come straight out of the Middle Ages: Ordeal by Long Throw was probably an alternative to the witches' ducking stool.