close-stool

[klohz-stool, klohs-]
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noun

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

Origin of close-stool

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
Also called necessary stool.
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close-stool

noun

a wooden stool containing a covered chamber pot
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