- an enclosed room or compartment containing a toilet bowl fitted with a mechanism for flushing.
- Older Use. a privy or bathroom. Abbreviation: WC, w.c.
Origin of water closet
Related Words for water closetlatrine, toilet, restroom, bathroom, lavatory, outbuilding, bath, shower, sauna, outhouse, urinal, pot, washroom, privy, spa, throne, head, commode, can
Examples from the Web for water closet
Historical Examples of water closet
There is not a water-closet, nor a decent place of retirement in all China.
In the bath-room a water-closet, a tub, and generally a wash-stand.
The water-closet problem has received a great deal of attention.
The use of the water-closet as a slop sink is not only legitimate but desirable.
This wood-house is open on two sides, and a water-closet is in the far corner.Rural Architecture
Lewis Falley Allen
- a lavatory flushed by water
- a small room that has a lavatory