1) A low wooden stool, a foot stool (OED).

1559 Item one litill crekett stole 4s 0d, North Stainley

1656 1 letle clap table & a crekit stole, Selby

1673 2 crecketts ... 5 greene chares, Selby. No direct connection between this word and ‘cricket’ as a game has been established although ‘stool-ball’ as a game is on record from 1567. However, the OED view is that any connection is ‘very doubtful’ since cricket in the sense of stool was not in evidence early enough. The first example quoted here removes that particular objection to such a link.

dates 1559 1656 1673

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