slop-pail

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slop-pail (plural slop-pails)

  1. (dated) A container used for urinating or defecating when it is not possible or convenient to use a bathroom or toilet; a bedpan, a chamber pot. Commonly used in hospitals, where it is normally called bedpan. Formerly used in private residences that were without an indoor toilet or bathroom.

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  • 1897 Universal Dictionary of the English Language, v 4 p 4310.