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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fawld-stool]
    • /ˈfɔldˌstul/
    • /ˈfɔːld.stuːl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawld-stool]
    • /ˈfɔldˌstul/

Definitions of faldstool word

  • noun faldstool a chair or seat, originally one capable of being folded, used by a bishop or other prelate when officiating in his own church away from his throne or in a church not his own. 1
  • noun faldstool a movable folding stool or desk at which worshipers kneel during certain acts of devotion. 1
  • noun faldstool such a stool placed at the south side of the altar, at which the kings or queens of England kneel at their coronation. 1
  • noun faldstool a desk at which the litany is said or sung. 1
  • noun faldstool A folding chair used by a bishop when not occupying the throne or when officiating in a church other than his own. 1
  • noun faldstool a backless seat, sometimes capable of being folded, used by bishops and certain other prelates 0

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Origin of faldstool

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
1595-1605; < Medieval Latin faldistolium < West Germanic *faldistōl (compare Old High German faltistuol, late Old English fældestōl, fyldestōl); see fold1, stool; cf. fauteuil

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faldstool popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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