from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A communal toilet of a type often used in a camp or barracks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a very simple toilet facility, usually just a pit or trench. See also the slang terms john and johnny house.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A privy, or water-closet, esp. in a camp, hospital, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A privy; a water-closet; especially, a water-closet in a public place, as in factories, schools, barracks, hospitals, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a public toilet in a military area
From French latrines, privies, from Old French, from Latin lātrīna, privy, from lavātrīna, bath, privy; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lātrīna. (Wiktionary)