- a cuspidor.
Origin of spittoon
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Examples from the Web for spittoon
The Ranger poured his untasted liquor into the spittoon and settled the bill.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
He now rose and walked over to the spittoon before going on.A Spoil of Office
The outgoing tenant had obviously used the hearth as a spittoon.Nights in London
A refined sort of spittoon has been introduced, with a high handle.Fred Markham in Russia
W. H. G. Kingston
I wish youd take off that apron an bleed into the spittoon, he said as calm as he could.Friar Tuck
Robert Alexander Wason
- a receptacle for spit, usually in a public place
C19: from spit 1 + -oon: see saloon, balloon, etc
Word Origin and History for spittoon
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