From Latin faldistorium, faldestorium, from Old High German faldstuol, faldan, faltan (“to fold”) (German falten) + stuol (“stool”), so called because it could be folded or laid together. See fold, and stool, and compare faldstool, fauteuil.
faldistory (plural faldistories)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for faldistory in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)