close-stool

[ klohz-stool, klohs- ]
/ ˈkloʊzˌstul, ˈkloʊs- /

noun

a stool having a seat with a hole, beneath which a chamber pot is placed.

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Also called necessary stool.

Origin of close-stool

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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British Dictionary definitions for close-stool

close-stool
/ (ˈkləʊsˌstuːl) /

noun

a wooden stool containing a covered chamber pot
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