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stepstool (plural stepstools)
- A stool with in-built steps for climbing onto it, used for reaching high objects.
2009 July 29, Charles Mcgrath, “An Author Without Borders”, in New York Times:
- His bibliography so far includes nine novels, including “Europe Central,” which won the National Book Award in 2005; three collections of stories; a seven-volume, 3,000-page history of violence; a book-length essay on poverty; and a travel book about hopping freight trains, a hobby of his even though his balance is so bad that he has to use a plastic bucket as a stepstool.