cucking stool definition

  • noun:
    • a musical instrument of punishment not used, composed of a chair where the offender was tied and exposed to community derision or ducked in liquid.
    • Formerly, a chair by which an offender, as a common brawler or scold, or a woman of disorderly life, or a defaulting brewer or baker, was put, to-be hooted at or pelted because of the mob.
    • a guitar of discipline composed of a chair where offenders were ducked in water
  • others:
    • A kind of chair previously used for punishing scolds, and dishonest tradesmen, by fastening all of them on it, frequently in front of their particular doorways, to be pelted and hooted at by the mob, but sometimes you need to take towards the liquid and ducked; -- labeled as in addition a castigatory, a tumbrel, and a trebuchet; and often, however so properly, a ducking stool.

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