Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A light folding stool.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A portable folding stool.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the same as camp chair, except that the stool has no back.
  • n. a folding stool.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A seat or stool with cross-legs and a flexible seat, so made as to be folded up and packed away when not in use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a folding stool

Etymologies

camp +‎ stool (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then Miss Stein gets out and sits on a campstool with pencil and pad, and Miss Toklas fearlessly switches a cow into her line of vision.

    hughstimson.org » Blog Archive » The Curious Habits of Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas

  • He sat on a campstool, peeler in hand, and performed all manner of surgical wonders on carrots, zucchini, and Idaho potatoes.

    The Gentleman Grafter

  • The table and his campstool were so low to the ground that he worked from a perpetual crouch, like a catcher.

    The Gentleman Grafter

  • Amalric poured wine from a ewer of green Tyrian glass into a matching goblet and gave it to Sabin who took it gratefully and sat down on a campstool.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • He rode hurriedly from the battlefield and returned to the Shevardino knoll, where he sat on his campstool, his sallow face swollen and heavy, his eyes dim, his nose red, and his voice hoarse, involuntarily listening, with downcast eyes, to the sounds of firing.

    War and Peace

  • He sat silently on a campstool below the knoll, with head bowed and elbows on his knees.

    War and Peace

  • When Derian entered, he found Earl Kestrel seated on a campstool, making notes in a leather-bound book resting on a collapsible table.

    Through Wolfs Eyes

  • Derian balanced on a second campstool, his hands folded stiffly on his knees.

    Through Wolfs Eyes

  • Derian brought forward a campstool and offered it to Elise.

    Through Wolfs Eyes

  • Teemu kept the radio on a small campstool beside his tent.

    The Viking Claw

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  • My family's simple campstools each had a pair of folding X-hinged legs, each pair braced with a simple stretcher, and topped by a folding uncolored canvas seat firmly tacked onto the seat frame that crowned the pair of folding legs. Folded, the stools occupied little room in the vehicle we took on our excursions into Nature.

    February 17, 2011