Definition of receptable in US English:

receptable

noun

  • A receptacle; (now especially) a vessel for holding something, a container.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Painter (?1540–1594), translator and administrator. From Middle French receptable receptacle, container, refuge, shelter, alteration of receptacle with suffix substitution, probably after receptable (adjective) capable of holding, spacious.

Pronunciation

receptable

/rɪˈsɛptəbl/