Definition of earth closet in English:

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earth closet

Pronunciation: /ˈərTH ˌkläzət/

noun

British
A basic type of toilet with dry earth used to cover excrement.
Example sentences
  • Hidden away under a large yew tree was the privy or earth closet, our only toilet facilities.
  • We lived in a one-room bedsit, shared a kitchen, had no bathroom and used an outdoor earth closet adjoining the pigsty.
  • I think there was an earth closet outside actually.

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Syllabification: earth clos·et

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