[ yoor-uh-nl ]
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  1. a flushable wall fixture, as in a public lavatory, used by men for urinating.

  2. a building or enclosure containing such fixtures.

  1. 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-) /

  1. a sanitary fitting, esp one fixed to a wall, used by men for urination

  2. a room containing urinals

  1. any vessel for holding urine prior to its disposal

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