A folding chair or stool, especially one used by a bishop when not occupying the throne or when presiding away from the cathedral.
A desk at which the litany is recited.
A small desk at which worshipers kneel to pray, especially one at which the British sovereign kneels at the time of coronation.
A portable stool or desk used in praying.
(r.c.ch.) A backless chair used as by a bishop when officiating in a church not his own.
(anglican ch.) A desk at which the litany is read.
Alternative Form of faldstool - foldstool
Other Word Forms
Origin of faldstool
- Partial translation of Medieval Latin faldistolium folding stool of Germanic origin pel-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition