Also called stinkball. a jar containing combustibles or other materials that generate offensive and suffocating vapors, formerly used in warfare.
Informal. a stinker; meany.
a common musk turtle, Sternotherus odoratus, of the eastern and southern U.S., that sometimes climbs trees along the water's edge.

1655–65; stink + pot1 Unabridged
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stinkpot (ˈstɪŋkˌpɒt)
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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May give off musky smell when handled, sometimes called stinkpot.
Stinkpot and red-bellied turtles are also frequently seen.
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