noun la·trine \lə-ˈtrēn\

: an outdoor toilet that is usually a hole dug in the ground

Full Definition of LATRINE

:  a receptacle (as a pit in the earth) for use as a toilet
:  toilet 3

Examples of LATRINE

  1. <where's the nearest latrine, soldier?>

Origin of LATRINE

French, from Latin latrina, contraction of lavatrina, from lavare to wash — more at lye
First Known Use: 1642

Related to LATRINE

bath, bathroom, bog [British], can, cloakroom [British], comfort station, convenience [chiefly British], head, john, toilet, lavatory, loo [chiefly British], potty, restroom, washroom, water closet


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