portable toilet

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portable toilet (plural portable toilets)

  1. A movable toilet, particularly a portable outhouse used where other lavatories are unavailable (as at a construction site) or insufficient (as at special events).
    • 2021 December 29, “Network News: RAIB: tighten up supervision after 27mph train sideswipe incident”, in RAIL, number 947, page 8:
      The 0812 Huddersfield-Sheffield service struck the stabiliser leg of a lorry being used to take away portable toilets after local repair work.

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A permanently-installed portable toilet (as at a park) may come to be known as an outhouse or similar name instead.

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