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

  • n. A portable vessel used in a bedroom as a toilet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bowl kept in a bedroom to serve as a temporary toilet.


From chamber and pot. (Wiktionary)


  • Even the two women who ran the public latrine on the opposite side of the Subura Minor — under contract to the firm which held the contract from the State — were forced to pay the brotherhood a percentage of the money they received from patrons well off enough to afford a sponge on a stick to clean themselves after defaecating; when the brotherhood discovered that the two women also ran a service collecting chamber pots from various apartments for emptying and cleaning, and had not revealed this, every chamber pot was broken, and the women were obliged to buy new ones.

    The First Man in Rome

  • He was hunched over a delicate-looking chamber pot painted with bright pink roses.

    City of Glory

  • Very well, he stretched out a foot and hooked a chamber pot from under the bed, nudging it in Vinegar’s direction.

    City of Glory

  • I had a picture in my mind of a spider-infested stairway leading to a dank room with a bare flashlight hanging down, a chamber pot in one corner and a hot plate with questionable wiring in the other.

    A Book of Miracles

  • Not a very appetizing breakfast, but better than the hot chocolate and pastries that had sent Roslynn flying toward the chamber pot earlier.

    Tender Rebel

  • Edoran used the chamber pot and then, having nothing else to do, he restacked the wood, noting that the sticks on the bottom of the pile were still green.

    Crown of Earth


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