Definition of stool noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//stuːl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stuːl//
    Furniture, Medical examinations
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  1. 1 (often in compounds) a seat with legs but with nothing to support your back or arms a bar stool a piano stool She pulled up a stool next to me. See related entries: Furniture
  2. 2(medical) a piece of solid waste from your body See related entries: Medical examinations
  3. Word OriginOld English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stoel, German Stuhl, also to stand.Idioms
    fall between two stools
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    (British English) to fail to be or to get either of two choices, both of which would have been acceptable
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