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urinal

Line breaks: ur¦inal
Pronunciation: /jʊˈrʌɪn(ə)l
 
, ˈjʊərɪn(ə)l
 
/

Definition of urinal in English:

noun

A bowl or other receptacle, typically attached to a wall in a public toilet, into which men may urinate.
Example sentences
  • The areas here lack motorable roads, decent footpaths, public urinals and toilets.
  • He noted the example of men using urinals in public restrooms: for a period of time they are in close proximity and must expose themselves.
  • The first thing customers see is a huge lavatory bowl flanked by two urinals.

Origin

Middle English (denoting a glass container for the medical inspection of urine): via Old French from Latin urinal, from urina (see urine).

Words that rhyme with urinal

doctrinal, final, semi-final, spinal, vaginal

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