American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A person who is despised.
- n. A small musk turtle (Sternotherus odoratus) of the eastern and southern United States, usually found on the bottom of ponds and small streams.
- n. Slang A motorboat.
- n. An earthenware jar containing combustibles emitting a suffocating smoke, formerly used in naval warfare. Also called stinkball.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pot or jar of stinking materials; a chamber-pot.
- n. A receptacle containing a disinfectant. See the quotation under stinker.
- n. A stinkball.
- n. The musk-turtle, Cinosternum odoratum or Aromochelys odorata, a stinking kind of turtle common in some parts of the United States. It is a common inhabitant of the eastern and central streams of the country, and is very troublesome to fishermen by swallowing their bait. It is useful as a scavenger.
- n. A name given by sailors to the giant petrel, Ossifraga gigantea, on account of its rank, musty smell.
- n. An annoying, bad or undesirable person
- n. A species of turtle from southeastern Canada, Sternotherus odoratus
- n. Alternative name for the common musk turtle
- n. Alternative name for the southern giant petrel
- n. Slang term referring to a motorboat (usually used by sailors)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An earthen jar charged with powder, grenades, and other materials of an offensive and suffocating smell, -- sometimes used in boarding an enemy's vessel.
- n. A vessel in which disinfectants are burned.
- n. (Zoöl.) The musk turtle, or musk tortoise. See under Musk.
- n. small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odor
- n. a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
“The stinkpot turtle exhibits this pattern of sex determination.”
“I do suspect it contains a bigger stinkpot, and surely all the people who want to hang this government can accept that getting a bigger stinkpot is a good idea?”
“Candy, is Craig the stinkpot in the middle of the room, speaking metaphorically, of course, for the Republican Party at this time?”
“They do ride one of the really old stinkpot buses, usually 815, when the trolley is not in use on the route. fdr”
“Paracelsus brought a squadron of stinkpot-flingers from the snowy mountains of Rhaetia.”
“Sitting on one of the stonework terraces of the ramshackle Royal Caribbean Hotel, Lawson eyed a cocky little stinkpot chugging up toward Coastown under big mackerel clouds.”
“If she was in a stinkpot steamer, that would be different.”
“Then this confounded stinkpot of a bombshell burst in our midst.”
“Look you, Herr Doctor: months we have been on this cruise, yes, more than three months out of Heligoland, penned together in this ramshackle stinkpot, or isolated here in this God-forgotten hole, seeing nothing of life, hearing nothing of the world but what little the radio tells us -- sick of the very sight of one another's faces!”
“Whistler's "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" is a bit of sharpshooter sniping at the man who was brave enough to come to the rescue of Turner, and who afterward proved his humanity by adopting the tactics of the enemy, working the literary stinkpot to repel impressionistic boarders.”
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