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n. Archaic
a. A chamber for storing clothes; a wardrobe.
b. The contents of a wardrobe.
2. A private chamber.
3. A latrine built into the exterior wall of a castle or other medieval building.

[Middle English, from Old French : garder, to keep; see guard + robe, robe; see robe.]


1. (Furniture) a wardrobe or the contents of a wardrobe
2. a bedroom or private room
3. a privy
[C14: from French, from garder to keep + robe dress, clothing; see wardrobe]



1. a wardrobe or its contents.
2. a private room, as a bedroom.
3. (in medieval buildings) a latrine or privy.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French: literally, (it) keeps clothing]
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Apart from a bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, it also has a small room off that is used as an office and the Tudor garderobe (toilet).
Two staircases lead up to the five bedrooms - one with a rare medieval garderobe and all being served by the family bathroom.
For other used expensive clothes and accessories, another shop worth checking out is Garderobe, a pre-owned designer wear boutique on Jumeirah Beach Road.
The room has a garderobe in the corner and an incredible hammer beam roof which can be enjoyed by guests today when they holiday at Shute Barton.
Another interesting discovery at the site was a 14th century toilet known as a garderobe which head archaeologist Coilin O Drisceoil described as "quite a rare discovery".
According to archaeologist Coilin O Drisceoil, who led the team, "The garderobe was the medieval equivalent of a luxury jacks" and the significance of the "quite rare discovery" was that "it provides an important insight into how a medieval abbot lived".
IT came as no surprise that one of the most interesting rooms for our children in Skipton Castle was that of the garderobe .
At this time, a rectangular masonry pier was built into the basement of the tower, presumably to support a floor; a garderobe block was added to its east side, and the terrace was extended.
Is the existence of a garderobe within John's chamber plausible in narrative as well as linguistic terms?
Within hours, Hutchins falls to his death in the castle's medieval garderobe, and his innocent young granddaughter Flora tries to find out if he was murdered.
A former garage has been converted to a utility which has the potential to become a downstairs cloakroom - a 21st century equivalent of a garderobe.
They showed us a private dining room with a preserved garderobe, open to the ground ("I'm not using that - tell me there's a proper loo