1. A backless and armless single seat supported on legs or a pedestal.
2. A low bench or support for the feet or knees in sitting or kneeling, as a footrest.
3. A toilet seat; a commode.
4. Evacuated fecal matter.
a. A stump or rootstock that produces shoots or suckers.
b. A shoot or growth from such a stump or rootstock.
intr.v. stooled, stool·ing, stools
1. Botany To send up shoots or suckers.
2. To evacuate the bowels; defecate.
3. Slang To act as a stool pigeon.
[Middle English, from Old English stōl; see stā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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