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A public urinal, especially one located on a street.

[French, from Old French, from pissier, to urinate; see piss.]


(ˈpiːswɑː; French piswar)
a public urinal, usually enclosed by a wall or screen
[French, from pisser to urinate]



n., pl. -soirs (-ˈswar)
French. a street urinal for public use, esp. one enclosed by a low wall or screen.
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Meanwhile the protected pissoir at Vyse Street, Hockley, proudly proclaims itself as The Temple of Relief and is listed by English Heritage for special architectural and historic interest.
It is therefore fitting that this exhibition will be staged in a factory building whose conversion in the 1980s to a center for contemporary art radically altered Geneva's greater Plainpalais district, Bronstein's exhibition will additionally comprise a selection of his videos and a pair of architectural models, which, like Pissoir, the neoclassical urinal that he created for Copenhagen's Kunsthal Charlottenborg in 2011, promise to mock historic prototypes with devilish aplomb.
Highlights will be toilet humour from a pissoir with sound effects, the Bristol Harbour Festival (July 27-28), talks with a Victorian crew and experiencing life in the ship's first-class dining room.
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Johansson pushes the boundaries of purpose and function and when I left the gallery and I quietly, with a smile, reflected on the awkward absurdity of a standing Feminoir which is a self-made term constructed by combining the words pissoir and feminine translated to be understood as a 'urinal for women'.
Like him, the men were blind to me, taking turns at the pissoir.
The Duchamp Fountain attacked with a hammer last month at the Dada exhibition in Paris was not the original pissoir, but a hand-crafted facsimile.
Central London have launched pissoirs - I'm not taking the pissoir - which are mobile urinals.
Women over there - and if it's happening over there it is only a matter of time before it happens here - are demanding the abolition of the pissoir.
Targeting the American export market, he added his name to the sanitary ware brand and passed into history as the possible source of the Stateside slang for the pissoir - the John.
This play with reversibility and common visual syntax reaches an irreverent climax in the 1997 repainted version of Etude de Couleur (Color Study), 1991-92, an Ellsworth Kelly-esque row of monochrome metal panels on the ground leading to a semienclosure that, depending on its installation (and the gender of its viewer), can be used as a pissoir or regarded as an outdoor sculpture framing a view.