noun Date: 15th century a stool holding a chamber pot

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • closestool — close·stool …   English syllables

  • closestool — ˈklōz, ˈklōs+ˌ noun Etymology: Middle English close stol, from closen to close + stol stool : a stool or chair holding a chamber pot compare commode …   Useful english dictionary

  • com|mode — «kuh MOHD», noun. 1. a piece of furniture with drawers for clothing or other items; chest of drawers. SYNONYM(S): bureau, dresser, chiffonier. 2. a stand in a bedroom to hold a chamber pot, and usually a washbasin, pitcher of water, and soap dish …   Useful english dictionary

  • close chair — ˈklōz , ˈklōs noun Etymology: close (I) Britain : a closestool equipped with the back and arms of a chair …   Useful english dictionary

  • night chair — noun : closestool …   Useful english dictionary

  • nightstool — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : closestool …   Useful english dictionary

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