Also called stinkball. a jar containing combustibles or other materials that generate offensive and suffocating vapors, formerly used in warfare.
Informal. a stinker; meany.
a common musk turtle, Sternotherus odoratus, of the eastern and southern U.S., that sometimes climbs trees along the water's edge.
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How to use stinkpot in a sentence
"stinkpot" she called it, when acknowledging foul elements in the composition and the harm it did to the unskilful balist.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete | George Meredith
Not long ago an effective weapon called "stinkpot" was in use.Seven Legs Across the Seas | Samuel Murray
Paracelsus brought a squadron of stinkpot-flingers from the snowy mountains of Rhaetia.The Book Lovers' Anthology | Various
I am sorry to see that Erasmus imitated his enemies and at times was ambidextrous in the use of the literary stinkpot.Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers | Elbert Hubbard
Paracelsus brought a squadron of stinkpot-flingers from the snowy mountains of Rhætia.The Battle of the Books | Jonathan Swift
British Dictionary definitions for stinkpot
slang a person or thing that stinks
slang a person considered to be unpleasant
another name for musk turtle
Also called: stink ball military (formerly) a container filled with material that gives off noxious or suffocating vapours
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