Definition of Spittoon

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

Exact synonyms: Cuspidor
Generic synonyms: Receptacle



Definition of Spittoon

1. n. A spitbox; a cuspidor.

Definition of Spittoon

1. Noun. a receptacle for spit. ¹

2. Noun. the absorbent pad an ink cartridge rests on in an inkjet printer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spittoon

1. a receptacle for saliva [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spittoon

spitting cobras
spitting distance
spitting distances
spitting image
spitting images
spitting snake
spitting spider
spitting spiders
spittings
spittle
spittle insect
spittlebug
spittlebugs
spittles
spittly
spittoon (current term)
spittoons
spitty
spitwad
spitwads
spitz
spitz dog
spitzer
spitzers
spitzes
spiv
spiveries
spivery
spivias
spivs

Literary usage of Spittoon

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1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"The difference between a spittoon and cuspidor is one of form only, so the fact that one patent was for a cuspidor and the other for a spittoon was of no ..."

2. The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"Here, too, (after they had got some distance under ground,) the friendly spittoon was brought into requisition, and the dirt was hauled out in small ..."

3. Travels in South-eastern Asia: Embracing Hindustan, Malaya, Siam, and China by Howard Malcom (1839)
"Such universal smoking and chewing makes a spittoon necessary to cleanly persons. It is generally made of brass, in the shape of a vase, and quite handsome. ..."

4. Catching's Compendium of Practical Dentistry (1897)
"... should not be applied till the iron is hot and ready for use, otherwise good union will not be obtained. CARE OF spittoon. Ash:s Quarterly, December. ..."

5. Shibboleths of tuberculosis by Marcus Paterson (1920)
"LIV THAT ANY spittoon IS A GOOD SPUTUM POT The RAMC during the war supplied sputum pots for hospital use in France, which were not only obsolete but ..."

6. The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated (1870)
"There is one phase of the spittoon question which we are fearful has not ... Uie quid, when if the spittoon had occupied its place of honor beside the Bible ..."

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