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ˈyʊər ə nluri·nal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. urinal(noun)

    a plumbing fixture (usually attached to the wall) used by men to urinate


  1. urinal(Noun)

    A porcelain, china, or stainless steel appliance, usually in male restrooms but in some places on the street, where males can stand up to urinate, often side-by-side.

    Etymology: urinal, from urina urine: compare urinal.

  2. urinal(Noun)

    A vessel for holding urine; especially, a bottle or tube for holding urine for inspection.

    Etymology: urinal, from urina urine: compare urinal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Urinal(noun)

    a vessel for holding urine; especially, a bottle or tube for holding urine for inspection

  2. Urinal(noun)

    a place or convenience for urinating purposes


  1. Urinal

    A urinal is a specialized toilet for urination only. It can take the form of a container or simply a wall, with drainage and automatic or manual flushing. While urinals are generally intended for use by males, it is also possible for females to use them. The different types of male urinal, for single users or trough designs for multiple users, are intended to be utilized from a standing position. Designers of urinals for women have adopted various approaches: some intending the user to "hover" over the unit, facing away from it, others intending the user to stand facing the urinal, with or without a female urination device. While uncommon due to restroom segregation, it is possible for females to use male urinals. Public urinals usually have a plastic mesh guard, which may contain a deodorizing urinal deodorizer block or "urinal cake". The mesh is intended to prevent solid objects from being flushed and possibly causing a plumbing stoppage. In some restaurants, bars, and clubs, ice may be put in the urinals, serving some of the same purposes as the deodorizing block. The term may also apply to a small building or other structure containing such toilets. It can also refer to a small container in which urine can be collected for medical purposes, or for use where access to toilet facilities is not possible, such as in small aircraft or for the bedridden.

Editors Contribution

  1. urinal

    A type of specialized toilet and product.

    Many public toilets have a urinal for men to urinate in.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 27, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of urinal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of urinal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of urinal in a Sentence

  1. Chris Adams:

    This guy walks in and goes to the bathroom, the urinal, then he just, like, turns to me and starts freaking out, dropping the ‘ F-bomb, ’ and what he was freaking out about was that my daughter was in the men’s bathroom.

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