a single seat on legs or a pedestal and without arms or a back.
a short, low support on which to stand, step, kneel, or rest the feet while sitting.
Horticulture. the stump, base, or root of a plant from which propagative organs are produced, as shoots for layering.
the base of a plant that annually produces new stems or shoots.
a cluster of shoots or stems springing up from such a base or from any root, or a single shoot or layer.
a bird fastened to a pole or perch and used as a decoy.
an artificial duck or other bird, usually made from wood, used as a decoy by hunters.
the fecal matter evacuated at each movement of the bowels.
the sill of a window.
a bishop’s seat considered as symbolic of his authority; see.
the sacred chair of certain African chiefs, symbolic of their kingship.
verb (used without object)
to put forth shoots from the base or root, as a plant; form a stool.
Slang. to turn informer; serve as a stool pigeon.
fall between two stools, to fail, through hesitation or indecision, to select either of two alternatives.
a backless seat or footrest consisting of a small flat piece of wood, etc, resting on three or four legs, a pedestal, etc
a rootstock or base of a plant, usually a woody plant, from which shoots, etc, are produced
a cluster of shoots growing from such a base
(mainly US) a decoy used in hunting
waste matter evacuated from the bowels
a lavatory seat
(in W Africa, esp Ghana) a chief’s throne
fall between two stools
to fail through vacillation between two alternatives
to be in an unsatisfactory situation through not belonging to either of two categories or groups
(of a plant) to send up shoots from the base of the stem, rootstock, etc
to lure wildfowl with a decoy
A discharging of the bowels.
Evacuated fecal matter.
stood in bed
In addition to the idiom beginning with stool
noun 1. a pigeon used as a decoy. 2. Also called stoolie [stoo-lee] /ˈstu li/ (Show IPA), stooly. Slang. a person employed or acting as a decoy or informer, especially for the police. stool pigeon noun 1. a living or dummy pigeon used to decoy others 2. an informer for the police; nark 3. (US, […]
noun, plural stoolies. 1. Slang. stool pigeon (def 2).
verb (used without object) 1. to bend the head and shoulders, or the body generally, forward and downward from an erect position: to stoop over a desk. 2. to carry the head and shoulders habitually bowed forward: to stoop from age. 3. (of trees, precipices, etc.) to bend, bow, or lean. 4. to descend from […]
noun 1. a game resembling baseball, played in a street, schoolyard, or other confined paved area, in which a ball is thrown forcibly against a stairway or wall so that it rebounds into the air, bases and runs being awarded depending on the number of bounces the ball takes before being caught by the opposing […]