Definition of Cuspidor

1. Noun. A receptacle for spit (usually in a public place).

Exact synonyms: Spittoon
Generic synonyms: Receptacle



Definition of Cuspidor

1. n. Any ornamental vessel used as a spittoon; hence, to avoid the common term, a spittoon of any sort.

Definition of Cuspidor

1. Noun. (American English) spittoon ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cuspidor

1. a spittoon [n -S] - See also: spittoon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuspidor

cuspate
cuspated
cusped
cusped geometry
cusper
cuspers
cuspid
cuspid tooth
cuspidal
cuspidate
cuspidated
cuspidation
cuspidations
cuspides
cuspidine
cuspidor (current term)
cuspidors
cuspids
cuspier
cuspiest
cuspiness
cusping
cuspis
cuspis anterior valvae atrioventricularis dextrae/sinistrae
cuspis coronae
cuspis dentis
cuspis posterior valvae atrioventricularis dextrae/sinistrae
cuspis septalis valvae atrioventricularis dextrae
cuspless
cuspless tooth

Literary usage of Cuspidor

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1. Neglected Neighbors: Stories of Life in the Alleys, Tenements and Shanties by Charles Frederick Weller, Eugenia Winston Weller (1909)
"AN AIR-SHAFT cuspidor. WASHINGTON'S LARGEST TENEMENT. THE COUNTRY ORIGIN OF CITY ... Six families drew their light and ventilation from this large cuspidor. ..."

2. Differential diagnosis and treatment of disease: A Text-book for by Augustus Caillé (1905)
"... thoy should be removed. If possible, such children should be raised in the country or at the seashore, and every at- Fio. 146.—PAPER cuspidor. ..."

3. Manual of Diseases of the Ear, Nose, and Throat by John Johnson Kyle (1911)
"68), the patient should be instructed to hold the atomizer directly in front of the face, the tube Fio. 71.—FOUNTAIN cuspidor. ..."

4. The Mothercraft Manual by Mary Lillian Read (1916)
"6: 00-6:15 Feeding 6: 30 Urinated (cuspidor) 6: 45-8: 00 Slept 8: 00 2 teaspoons water; stool (cuspidor) normal 8: 00-8: 30 Kicking in bassinet (or on ..."

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