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informal Brit short for lavatory
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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lav - a room or building equipped with one or more toiletslav - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
head - (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
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)
loo, W.C., water closet, closet - a toilet in Britain
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n (esp Brit inf) → Klo nt (inf)
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They wer placed on points, projecting over the edge of the highest lav cliff, and they resembled, but on a small scale, those nea Port Desire.
"It was dead quiet," remembered Master-Corporal Allan Johnson, commanding the LAV III C/S 31 A.
Canada has sold thousands of LAVs to Saudi Arabia since the 1990s, and, to the best of the Department's knowledge, there have been no incidents where they have been used in the perpetration of human rights violations.
The second notice of disallowance for P397.59 million concerned the contract for spare parts, accessories and service costs for the LAVs which did not go through public bidding and was awarded to 'legally, technically and financially incapacitated contractors.'
The Department of National Defence is investing $404M to upgrade the chassis (hull) of 141 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV).
Armies which previously adopted LAVs have taken advantage of advances in the suspension, protection and electronics technologies discussed above to improve and update their fleets.
Snaps taken from street level show men and women using the glossy black lavs, some with underwear round their ankles.
The repair contract for the LAVs in 2007 is just one of the irregularities in the police being uncovered by the new administration under President Benigno Aquino III.
But I think you need to have a word with your GP, not just about whether you are or aren't harming yourself, but to find out what can be done to get you over this phobia about using public lavs.
ESWC's engineering/design division developed a lightweight, stainless-steel muffler system, custom designed for the LAV application.
Depending on the outcome, the Marine Corps may equip the entire fleet of 700 LAVs with this technology.
The new system will draw content from 18,000 pages of documentation, including 70 manuals and parts catalogs, into a single, integrated support solution for the LAVs. Linked to the on-board diagnostics systems, an IETM takes readings directly from sensors that detect equipment malfunctions and performance problems and, by using the fault code, can streamline maintenance by automatically providing the specific troubleshooting and repair procedures.