Definition of urinal in English:


Syllabification: u·ri·nal
Pronunciation: /ˈyo͝orənl


A bowl or other receptacle, typically attached to a wall in a public restroom, into which men may urinate.
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  • 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.


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

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