latrine

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noun la·trine \lə-ˈtrēn\

Definition of latrine

  1. 1 :  a receptacle (such as a pit in the earth) for use as a toilet

  2. 2 :  toilet 1

Examples of latrine in a sentence

  1. where's the nearest latrine, soldier?

Origin and Etymology of latrine

French, from Latin latrina, contraction of lavatrina, from lavare to wash — more at lye


First Known Use: 1642


LATRINE Defined for English Language Learners

latrine

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noun la·trine \lə-ˈtrēn\

Definition of latrine for English Language Learners

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



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