chamber pot

(redirected from chamber pots)

chamber pot

A portable vessel used in a bedroom as a toilet.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

chamber pot

1. a vessel for urine, used in bedrooms
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

cham′ber pot`

a portable container for urine and defecation, used in bedrooms.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

Chamber pot

A pail with a capacity of about two gallons, and a tight-fitting lid. The pot was kept in the bedroom at night and used to minimize the necessity of going to the outhouse.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
References in classic literature ?
These papers are delivered to a set of artists, very dexterous in finding out the mysterious meanings of words, syllables, and letters: for instance, they can discover a close stool, to signify a privy council; a flock of geese, a senate; a lame dog, an invader; the plague, a standing army; a buzzard, a prime minister; the gout, a high priest; a gibbet, a secretary of state; a chamber pot, a committee of grandees; a sieve, a court lady; a broom, a revolution; a mouse-trap, an employment; a bottomless pit, a treasury; a sink, a court; a cap and bells, a favourite; a broken reed, a court of justice; an empty tun, a general; a running sore, the administration.
The finds consist of earthenware jugs, plates, chamber pots, ointment jars and a large number of tobacco pipes.
Caption: In ancient Rome the contents of chamber pots were collected for such common tasks as doing laundry, tanning leather and ...
We were told he ordered over ten thousand chamber pots for the Municipal Police at five and two-fifths to one person in order to lure them away from the coast.
Mr Mitchell explained that across the system assaults include staff being "kicked at, punched, bitten, scalded, headbutted and hit with chamber pots".
Chamber pots were used for centuries in bedrooms to avoid having to trek outside to use the loo.
The chamber pots were then emptied and everyone was counted in again before breakfast at 7.30am.
Other objects include onionshaped glass bottles, a quart-sized tankard, broth pots and chamber pots, glazed and decorated charger plates, Delft plates and saucers, and glass perfume bottles, most of which were found ion the site of the Jacobean manor house that was demolished in 1710 to make way for James Radcliffe's mansion.
Because I enjoy continued matrimonial harmony, I wouldn't use anything that might discolor the sink in the kitchen and use a collection of very old chamber pots for this type of job, such as the type in wide use prior to indoor plumbing.
Sabine brought some artefacts in to show us: money (which was smooth), chamber pots, a reading horn (used for learning to read), shoes and clogs.
One theory was one landlady used to wash out the chamber pots and put them on the window sill to dry.
I used to get one of those as pocket money!" 7) Branded crockery and chamber pot There was no danger of forgetting where you were when dining at The Grand as the hotel's bespoke bone china Wedgwood crockery bore the Grand Hotel crest - as did its chamber pots.