from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A stool or chair in which common scolds were formerly tied and plunged into water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun historical A
chairused to punish women, especially scolds, by duckingthem in water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were ducked in water
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