urinal
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: yo͞o-rīʹnəl, IPA: /juːˈɹaɪnəl/
  • (America) enPR yo͝orʹĭn-əl, IPA: /ˈjʊɹɪnəl/, /ˈjɝɪnəl/
  • (AU) enPR: yo͝orʹĭn-əl, IPA: /ˈjʉːəɹɪnəl/
Noun

urinal (plural urinals)

  1. A device or fixture used for urination, particularly:
    1. (historical medicine & alchemy) A glass vial used for examining or storing urine.
    2. (obsolete) A chamber pot specially designed or considered as a device for urination.
    3. (obsolete) A device for urination worn by patients suffering incontinence.
    4. A plumbing fixture intended for standing urination, typically by men and boys.
  2. (chemistry, obsolete) Any oblong glass vessel shaped like the old alchemist's urinal.
  3. (obsolete) A room or structure used for urination: a latrine; an outhouse; a lavatory.
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