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soda fountain

a counter, as in a restaurant or drugstore, at which sodas, ice cream, light meals, etc., are served.
a container from which soda water is dispensed, usually through faucets.
Origin of soda fountain
1815-25, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for soda fountain
  • At that late hour only the soda fountain in a drugstore two blocks away was open.
  • The soda fountain's interior features vinyl stools, counter seating and old-fashioned light fixtures.
  • Take a stroll through the tree-lined streets and sample regional cuisine and old-fashioned milk shakes at the soda fountain.
  • The toasted olive and cashew sandwiches, soda fountain concoctions and handmade chocolates are delicious.
  • Then he sat down at the soda fountain and read the morning paper over coffee and rolls.
  • It had a post office, a prescription desk, and a soda fountain.
  • He held various jobs starting work at a soda fountain for twenty cents an hour.
  • Often, the soda fountain was inside a drug store, and people of all ages would come and meet there.
  • Often housed in the drug store, the soda fountain counter served as a meeting place for people of all ages.
  • Bill looked after the soda fountain and cigars, mostly.
British Dictionary definitions for soda fountain

soda fountain

noun (US & Canadian)
a counter that serves drinks, snacks, etc
an apparatus dispensing soda water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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