garderobe

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garderobe

1. See wardrobe.
2. A small bedroom or study.
3. Euphemism for a latrine in medieval buildings.

wardrobe, garderobe

A room for the storage of garments.
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The moat and tower garderobe also yielded samples containing plant and invertebrate remains (M.
With no flushable toilets, castles were equipped with special rooms--called garderobes or privies--that had stone or wooden seats with holes cut in the middle.
The stone walls are between 15 and 18 feet thick and contain stairs, galleries and even garderobes, (toilets), within their thickness.
Jewel Tower, London, which is well-supplied with garderobes, or toilets.
The castle was a three-storey residence with fireplaces and garderobes - medieval toilets - on each floor.
Only in 1348 did the family, who now called themselves the Staffords, construct a stone keep, with "towers, halls, chambers, chapel, garderobes, spiral staircases, windows, doors and gates".