ducking stool

noun
a former instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was tied to be plunged into water.

Origin:
1590–1600

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ducking stool
 
n
history a chair or stool used for the punishment of offenders by plunging them into water

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Medieval witch-hunters used the same principles when they devised the ducking stool.
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