lidless

adjective
lid·​less | \ ˈlid-ləs How to pronounce lidless (audio) \

Definition of lidless

1 : having no lid
2 archaic : watchful

Examples of lidless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Research has shown that lidless toilets increase the risk of bacteria and larger particles escaping into the air. Joseph G. Allen, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s time to talk about how toilets may be spreading covid-19," 3 Sep. 2020 The agency’s logo is still a lidless eye, sleepless, ever-vigilant. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "The Pinkertons Still Never Sleep," 23 Mar. 2018 After giving blood, they all deposit urine in samples in unsanitary, lidless to-go cups, and Kourtney’s looks particularly plentiful and radioactive. Mariah Smith, The Cut, "Who’s the Healthiest Kardashian Sister?," 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of lidless

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Sep 2020

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“Lidless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lidless. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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