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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.
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(Historical Terms) history a chair or stool used for the punishment of offenders by plunging them into water
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a former instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was tied to be plunged into water.
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|Noun||1.||ducking 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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