Definition of lavatory
1 : a vessel (such as a basin) for washing; especially : a fixed bowl or basin with running water and drainpipe for washing
2 : a room with conveniences for washing and usually with one or more toilets the airplane's lavatory
3 : toilet 1a
Examples of lavatory in a Sentence
a wide choice of lavatories on sale at plumbing supply stores
the school's filthy, broken-down lavatories were a disgrace
Recent Examples of lavatory from the Web
So, what's a preservation-minded solution to the lack of a lavatory in the old building?
This romantic challenge is played for broad comedy in the first 20 minutes, but then a nightclub lavatory fight takes a grisly turn, and the movie shifts gears.
So how does one keep one's face beat when the lavatory is the size of a broom closet and the carry-on liquid threshold is still a measly 3.4 ounces?
The company, based in Plaisir, west of Paris, cited bottlenecks at a Welsh plant that have again disrupted seat deliveries, together with holdups in the production of lavatories in the U.S. for planes such as the Airbus SE A350.
The barrier is retractable and relies on several rows of high-strength cables that stretch across the entrance to the cockpit to keep passengers out of the flight deck when pilots open the cockpit door to use the lavatory or get a cup of coffee.
Initial reports from the Mesa Airlines flight attendants indicate that Ms. Harper attempted to visit the lavatory on final descent and was instructed to remain seated with the seat belt fastened per FAA regulations.
In yet another horror story about the state of commercial aviation, a nurse from Kansas City says she was forced to pee into a cup in her seat because she was not allowed to use the plane’s lavatory.
Initial reports from the Mesa Airlines flight attendants indicate that Ms. Harper attempted to visit the lavatory on descent and was instructed to remain seated with the seat belt fastened, per FAA regulations.
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LAVATORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lavatory for English Language Learners
: a room with a toilet and sink
: a bathroom sink
LAVATORY Defined for Kids
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