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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fixture, typically one attached upright to a wall, used by men for urinating.
  • n. A room or other place containing facilities for urinating.
  • n. A portable receptacle for urine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A porcelain, china, or stainless steel appliance, usually in male restrooms but in some places on the street, where males can stand, often side by side, to urinate.
  • n. A vessel for holding urine; especially, a bottle or tube for holding urine for inspection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vessel for holding urine; especially, a bottle or tube for holding urine for inspection.
  • n. A place or convenience for urinating purposes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel for containing urine, or a bottle in which it is kept for inspection.
  • n. A convenience, public or private, for the accommodation of persons requiring to pass urine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a plumbing fixture (usually attached to the wall) used by men to urinate

Etymologies

Middle English, chamber pot, from Old French, from Late Latin ūrīnāle, from neuter of ūrīnālis, pertaining to urine, from Latin ūrīna, urine; see urine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin urinal, from urina urine: compare French urinal. (Wiktionary)

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