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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - A receptacle for expelled saliva (usually in a public place).

Usage examples (30)
  • Oh -- the way you get your foot out of a spittoon is just to unlace your shoe and take your foot out of it.
  • From its sloping internal form it might have been called the spittoon of the Jotuns.
  • Did he not know that the very "spittoon" which his judgeship used cost the city the sum of one thousand dollars?
  • Perhaps a spittoon is a reasonable compromise? for more
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