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us: Restrooms


  • Here are entered works on rooms in office buildings, stores, restaurants, etc., equipped with toilets and washbasins for use by employees, customers, or visitors. Works on freestanding buildings or stalls designed to provide toilets and washbasins for use by the general public are entered under [Public toilets.] Works on rooms in residential settings equipped with a bathtub or shower, and usually also a toilet and washbasin, are entered under [Bathrooms.]

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    • us: Johns (Toilet facilities)
    • us: Lavatories (Toilet facilities)
    • us: Loos (Toilet facilities)
    • us: Rest rooms
    • us: Toilet facilities
    • us: Washrooms
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    • found: AAT (rest rooms)
    • found: Am. heritage dict. (restroom; lavatory; loo; john)
    • found: Random House (rest room, also restroom)
    • found: Web. 3 (rest room)
    • found: Queens University (Kingston, Ont.). Vice-Principals' Operations Committee record of decision (2012-044) approval of the gender neutral washroom policy, 2012, viewed online Apr. 28, 2015: title page (gender neutral washrooms)
    • found: Wikipedia, Apr. 28, 2015 (Public toilet. A public toilet (also called a bathroom, restroom, latrine, comfort room, powder room, toilet room, washroom, water closet, W.C., public lavatory, lav, convenience, loo) is a room or small building containing one or more toilets and possibly also urinals which is available for use by the general public, or in a broader meaning of "public", by customers of other services.)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary, via WWW, Apr. 28, 2015 (washroom: a bathroom in a public building. Full definition: a room that is equipped with washing and toilet facilities : lavatory. Synonyms: bath, bathroom, bog [British], can, cloakroom [British], comfort station, convenience [chiefly British], head, john, latrine, lavatory, loo [chiefly British], potty, restroom, toilet, water closet)
    • found: Collins English dictionary, 2012, via Dictionary.com, Apr. 28, 2015 (washroom 1. a room, esp in a factory or office block, in which lavatories, washbasins, etc, are situated 2. (US & Canadian) a euphemism for lavatory)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on rooms in office buildings, stores, restaurants, etc., equipped with toilets and washbasins for use by employees, customers, or visitors. Works on freestanding buildings or stalls designed to provide toilets and washbasins for use by the general public are entered under [Public toilets.] Works on rooms in residential settings equipped with a bathtub or shower, and usually also a toilet and washbasin, are entered under [Bathrooms.]
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Bathrooms; Public toilets]
  • Change Notes

    • 2006-05-25: new
    • 2015-07-15: revised
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