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drinking fountain

a water fountain that ejects a jet of water for drinking without a cup.
Origin of drinking fountain
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for drinking fountain
  • It also admitted that a drinking fountain had been pumping out untreated industrial water for nine months.
  • Stream is tame enough to serve as an impromptu drinking fountain.
  • It will be replaced by the smaller, gray drinking fountain that had been there for years and had taken a beating of its own.
  • My husband remembered that there was a drinking fountain inside the conservatory and a group of them went in.
  • Each accessible drinking fountain and water cooler shall be on an accessible route allowing forward approach.
  • The drinking fountain at the entrance is not accessible to persons who have difficulty bending or stooping.
  • The improvements include accessible restrooms and an accessible drinking fountain.
  • Restroom facilities, shade, and a drinking fountain are provided for your convenience.
British Dictionary definitions for drinking fountain

drinking fountain

a device for providing a flow or jet of drinking water, usually in public places
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