Definition of toilet bowl in English:

toilet bowl


  • 1A bowl used for washing, especially one forming part of an arrangement for washing in a person's bedroom; a wash basin (now rare).

  • 2The part of a flushing toilet into which the user urinates or defecates, consisting of a large ceramic bowl connected to the water cistern and sewer by plumbing.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Manchester Examiner & Times.