urinal

noun uri·nal \ ˈyər-ə-nᵊl , ˈyu̇r- , British also yu̇-ˈrī-nᵊl \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of urinal

1 : a vessel for receiving urine
2 a : a building or enclosure with facilities for urinating
b : a fixture used for urinating

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Origin and Etymology of urinal

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin, from Latin urina


URINAL Defined for English Language Learners

urinal

noun

Definition of urinal for English Language Learners

  • : a toilet that is attached to a wall especially in a public bathroom for men to urinate into


Medical Dictionary

urinal

noun uri·nal \ ˈyu̇r-ən-ᵊl \

medical Definition of urinal

1 : a vessel into which a bedridden person urinates
2 : a container worn by a person with urinary incontinence

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