from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A shallow receptacle for the urine and feces of persons confined to bed.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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