Pronunciation: (fôld'stOOl"), [key]
1. a chair or seat, originally one capable of being folded, used by a bishop or other prelate when officiating in his own church away from his throne or in a church not his own.
2. a movable folding stool or desk at which worshipers kneel during certain acts of devotion.
3. such a stool placed at the south side of the altar, at which the kings or queens of England kneel at their coronation.
4. a desk at which the litany is said or sung.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.