[wosh-bohl, wawsh-]
a large bowl or basin used for washing one's hands and face, small articles of clothing, etc.
Also called washbasin [wosh-bey-suhn, wawsh-] .

1520–30; wash + bowl1

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1. a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face; "he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face" [syn: washbasin
2. a basin for washing the hands ('wash-hand basin' is a British expression) [syn: washbasin
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Example sentences
Flies in the washbowl, drowned made ventilator hum in the sour milk bucket.
Flies on the soapy gray surface of the water in the washbowl.
When people wanted to wash up, they poured water from the big pitcher into the
  washbowl or basin.
There was but one bath room and one set washbowl for the use of all the
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