[[t]ˈyʊər ə nl[/t]] n.
1) cvb a flushable wall fixture, as in a public lavatory, used by men for urinating
2) a building or enclosure containing such fixtures
3) a receptacle to receive the urine of a person with urinary incontinence or that of a bedridden person
Etymology: 1225–75; ME < OF < LL ūrīnāle, neut. of ūrīnalis of urine. See urine, -al II

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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