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ducking stool

noun
1.
a former instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was tied to be plunged into water.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • Medieval witch-hunters used the same principles when they devised the ducking stool.
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ducking stool

noun
1.
(history) a chair or stool used for the punishment of offenders by plunging them into water
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