Definitions

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  • noun historical A close-stool, a stool enclosing a chamber pot.
  • noun UK, Australia A rudimentary outside toilet.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • They returned to the outhouse where the sergeant opened the lid of the thunderbox and shone his torch down the pit, revealing their man up to this armpits in years and years of crap.

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  • He will murder me; and break, burn, and destroy my precious and invaluable thunderbox; and then you will have no more thunder-showers in the land.

    The Water Babies

  • And a very good-natured gentleman and lady they were, though they were heathens; and talked quite pleasantly to Tom about his travels, till the Powwow man arrived, with his thunderbox under his arm.

    The Water Babies

  • And a very good-natured gentleman and lady they were, though they were heathens; and talked quite pleasantly to Tom about his travels, till the Powwow man arrived, with his thunderbox under his arm.

    The Water-Babies

  • He will murder me; and break, burn, and destroy my precious and invaluable thunderbox; and then you will have no more thunder-showers in the land.

    The Water-Babies

  • He will murder me; and break, burn, and destroy my precious and invaluable thunderbox; and then you will have no more thunder-showers in the land.

    The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

  • And a very good-natured gentleman and lady they were, though they were heathens; and talked quite pleasantly to Tom about his travels, till the Powwow man arrived, with his thunderbox under his arm.

    The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

  • One of our mantests on Telic I involved going into a thunderbox under the midday sun and banging one out.

    Army Rumour Service

  • One of our mantests on Telic I involved going into a thunderbox under the midday sun and banging one out.

    Army Rumour Service

  • One of our mantests on Telic I involved going into a thunderbox under the midday sun and banging one out.

    Army Rumour Service

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  • "He headed for the thunderbox with gulls, terns, shags and cockroaches watching him come."

    Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, p 9 of the Graywolf Press hardcover edition

    March 25, 2010

  • A dunny!

    March 25, 2010