Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • noun 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.
  • noun dated A vessel for holding urine; especially, a bottle or tube for holding urine for inspection.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, chamber pot, from Old French, from Late Latin ūrīnāle, from neuter of ūrīnālis, pertaining to urine, from Latin ūrīna, urine; see urine.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin urinal, from urina urine: compare French urinal.

Examples

  • The plastic semi permanent urinal is very efficient in enabling large numbers of people to urinate and is hence a common fixture at public events, parties, festivals, fairs, and entertainment centres.

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  • Adagp/Associated Press Marcel Duchamp caused a stir in 1917 by calling a urinal ' Fountain.

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  • Actually I'm a Boomer late boomer but a boomer and talking at the urinal was a huge no-no.

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  • The urinal was a suction hose with attachable funnels to accommodate male and female users.

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  • The urinal was a suction hose with attachable funnels to accommodate male and female users.

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  • The urinal was a suction hose with attachable funnels to accommodate male and female users.

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  • The urinal was a suction hose with attachable funnels to accommodate male and female users.

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  • Often in the past Jewishness has been established by what's discreetly called the urinal test, although this technique doesn't really apply to women while also failing to distinguish telltale characteristics among Muslims, Jews and certain African ethnic groups.

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  • We call a urinal "the most influential work of art of the 20th century" and flock to see dead bodies set as sculptures.

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  • We call a urinal "the most influential work of art of the 20th century" and flock to see dead bodies set as sculptures.

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