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stinkpot

[stingk-pot] /ˈstɪŋkˌpɒt/
noun
1.
Also called stinkball. a jar containing combustibles or other materials that generate offensive and suffocating vapors, formerly used in warfare.
2.
Informal. a stinker; meany.
3.
a common musk turtle, Sternotherus odoratus, of the eastern and southern U.S., that sometimes climbs trees along the water's edge.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; stink + pot1
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  • May give off musky smell when handled, sometimes called stinkpot.
  • stinkpot and red-bellied turtles are also frequently seen.
British Dictionary definitions for stinkpot

stinkpot

/ˈstɪŋkˌpɒt/
noun
1.
(slang) a person or thing that stinks
2.
(slang) a person considered to be unpleasant
3.
another name for musk turtle
4.
(military) Also called stink ball. (formerly) a container filled with material that gives off noxious or suffocating vapours
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