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cuck·ing stool

 (kŭk′ĭng)
n.
A chair formerly used to punish offenders, in which a person was tied and exposed to public derision or ducked in water.

[Middle English cukking stol, from cukken, to defecate, of Scandinavian origin; see kakka- in Indo-European roots.]

cucking stool

(ˈkʌkɪŋ)
n
(Historical Terms) history a stool to which suspected witches, scolds, etc, were tied and pelted or ducked into water as a punishment. Compare ducking stool
[C13 cucking stol, literally: defecating chair, from cukken to defecate; compare Old Norse kúkr excrement]

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.
[1175–1225; Middle English cucking stol literally, defecating stool]
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Noun1.cucking stool - an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in watercucking 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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