Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Washpot'
- Washpot \Wash"pot`\, n.
- A pot or vessel in which anything is washed.
- (Tin-Plate Manuf.) A pot containing melted tin into which the plates are dipped to be coated.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Washpot'
The Ankh-Morpork City Watch is a fictional police force within the Discworld series of books by Terry Pratchett. It is based in the city-state of Ankh-Morpork on the Discworld. The Watch was originally two units, the Day Watch and the Night Watch which were combined after the events of Men at Arms. While Pratchett initially intended only to give the Watch a minor role in the Discworld novels, it has since made frequent appearances, and several books feature the Watchmen prominently. As Pratchett himself has stated,"I wanted to give them a spot to shine in the sun, but it turned out to be a full blown tropical vacation."
Starting with Guards! Guards! in 1989, the major novels featuring the City Watch are:
Note: Some of the information repeated below was taken from The Discworld Companion and the 1999 Discworld Diary, which had a City Watch theme, and has not been confirmed in any of the Discworld novels.[See more about Washpot at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]