Definition of Ducking stool

1. Noun. An instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water.

Exact synonyms: Cucking Stool
Generic synonyms: Instrument Of Punishment



Definition of Ducking stool

1. Noun. (historical) A chair used to punish women, ''especially'' scolds, by ducking them in water. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ducking Stool

duckburger
duckburgers
ducked
ducked and covered
ducker
duckeries
duckers
duckery
duckfooted
duckie
duckier
duckies
duckiest
ducking
ducking and covering
ducking stool (current term)
ducking stools
duckings
duckism
duckless
ducklike
duckling
ducklings
duckmeat
duckmole
duckmoles
duckpin
duckpins
duckpond
duckponds

Literary usage of Ducking stool

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1879)
"A wood engraving (from a sketch by myself) of this ducking stool is given at p 318 of the History of Leominster, by the Rev. ..."

2. Social Life in the Reign of Queen Anne: Taken from Original Sources by John Ashton (1882)
"... Private detectives — Commercial frauds—' Society for the Reformation of Manners '—Statistics of their convictions—The pillory—Ducking-stool. ..."

3. Curious Punishments of Bygone Days by Alice Morse Earle (1896)
"Johnson said to a gentle Quaker lady: " Madam, we have different modes of restraining evil — stocks for men, a ducking- stool for women, and a pound for ..."

4. John Howard, and the Prison-world of Europe by William Hepworth Dixon (1850)
"The Ducking-Stool.—The Voice of Truth among the Diplomates.—Confusion Produced.—Castle of Trieste. —The Great Prison near the Rialto, Venice.—Florence. ..."

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