[ yoo r-uh-nl ]
/ ˈyʊər ə nl /


a flushable wall fixture, as in a public lavatory, used by men for urinating.
a building or enclosure containing such fixtures.
a receptacle to receive the urine of a person with urinary incontinence or that of a bedridden person.

Origin of urinal

1225–75; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin ūrīnāle, neuter of ūrīnalis of urine. See urine, -al2
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British Dictionary definitions for urinal

/ (jʊˈraɪnəl, ˈjʊərɪ-) /


a sanitary fitting, esp one fixed to a wall, used by men for urination
a room containing urinals
any vessel for holding urine prior to its disposal
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Medical definitions for urinal

[ yurə-nəl ]


A vessel into which urine is passed.
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