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informal Brit short for lavatory
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lav•a•to•ry(ˈlæv əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
n., pl. -ries.
1. a room fitted with equipment for washing the hands and face and usu. with flush toilet facilities.
2. a flush toilet; water closet.
3. a bowl or basin with running water for washing or bathing purposes; washbowl.
[1325–75; Middle English < Late Latin lavātōrium washing-place = Latin lavā(re) to wash + -tōrium -tory2]
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|Noun||1.||lav - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets|
head - (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
public convenience, public lavatory, public toilet, restroom, toilet facility, wash room, comfort station, convenience - a toilet that is available to the public
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
commode, crapper, potty, pot, throne, toilet, stool, can - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
washroom - a lavatory (particularly a lavatory in a public place)
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