"Water closet" redirects here. For the room in a house with only a toilet, see Toilet (room). For rooms labelled "W.C.", see Public toilet.
Close coupled cistern type flushing toilet.
Porcelain squat toilet, with water tank for flushing (Wuhan, China)
Flush toilets can be designed for sitting or for squatting: Top: A flush toilet designed for sitting and cistern; Bottom: A squat toilet, with water tank for flushing (Wuhan, China)
A flush toilet (also known as a flushing toilet, water closet (WC) – see also Toilet (names)) is a toilet that disposes of human excreta (urine and feces) by using water to flush it through a drainpipe to another location for disposal, thus maintaining a separation between humans and their excreta. Flush toilets can be designed for sitting (in which case they are also called "Western" toilets) or for squatting, in the case of squat toilets. The opposite of a flush toilet is a dry toilet, which uses no water for flushing.