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

  • n. A metal, glass, or plastic receptacle for the urinary and fecal discharges of persons confined to bed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A variety of chamber pot that is used while still in bed, generally for reasons of medical necessity or convenience

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pan for warming beds.
  • n. A shallow chamber vessel, so constructed that it can be used by a sick person in bed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pan for warming beds; a warming-pan.
  • n. A necessary utensil for the use of persons confined to bed.

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

  • n. a shallow vessel used by a bedridden patient for defecation and urination

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