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spɪˈtunspit·toon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spittoon, cuspidornoun

    a receptacle for spit (usually in a public place)

Wiktionary

  1. spittoonnoun

    a receptacle for spit.

  2. spittoonnoun

    the absorbent pad an ink cartridge rests on in an inkjet printer.

Wikipedia

  1. Spittoon

    A spittoon (or spitoon) is a receptacle made for spitting into, especially by users of chewing and dipping tobacco. It is also known as a cuspidor (which is the Portuguese word for "spitter" or "spittoon", from the verb "cuspir" meaning "to spit"), although that term is also used for a type of spitting sink used in dentistry.

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  1. spittoon

    A spittoon is a receptacle made for spitting into, especially by users of chewing and spitting tobacco. It is typically a deep, circular, open container, often made of metal or ceramic materials, with a funnel-shaped top narrowing towards the bottom to prevent spit or other matter from splashing back out. Historically, they were commonly used in public places like saloons or trains, but are now generally considered antiquated or obsolete.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spittoonnoun

    a spitbox; a cuspidor

Wikidata

  1. Spittoon

    A spittoon is a receptacle made for spitting into, especially by users of chewing and dipping tobacco. It is also known as a cuspidor, although that term is also used for a type of spitting sink used in dentistry. James Joyce thought cuspidor to be the most beautiful word in the English language. "Spittoon" can also be slang American English for any receptacle used to hold spit, although the term "spitter" is more common. Similar vessels for spitting had been used in Southwest Asia for centuries. Spittoons appeared both in the United States and the United Kingdom under the same name about 1840. It has been suggested that the name was in part onomatopoeia.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spittoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spittoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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