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a stool or seat, usually high and having a round, cushioned top, of a type often used for seating customers at a bar.
Contemporary Examples

Does he pick up yet another identity, a cast-off item left on a barstool?
‘Mad Men’ Season 6 Review: Triumphant, Lyrical, and Way Existential Jace Lacob April 2, 2013

Who would deserve a barstool in the lineup of Great American Fathers?
Sage Advice from Famous Dads Bruce Feiler June 18, 2010

Like any cloud-headed student or barstool idealist, he just wanted to change the world.
How to Save a Million Lives Joshua Robinson October 12, 2010

Historical Examples

While Harry was drawing the beer I walked string straight to the jukebox, clicked in a quarter, and stalked back to the barstool.
Cue for Quiet Thomas L. Sherred


also bar-stool, bar stool, 1910, from bar (n.2) + stool.


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