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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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  • He ain't none of your piker kind that runs past a drug store like the soda-fountain was after him.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • He swung round behind the soda-fountain counter and seized a bottle.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • You belong to a soda-fountain, for youre just as sickish as vanilla ice-cream, and as senseless as soda-water.

  • Why, ever since you used to come to the soda-fountain and ask for chocolate.

    The Girl From His Town Marie Van Vorst
  • The thought of a bear had somehow given place to her old knight-errant of the soda-fountain.

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley Mary Ellen Chase
  • You have no more right to be a Lookout than that soda-fountain has; my apologies to the soda-fountain.

  • "Just for that" she would spend a great deal of time in Main Street, and ruin her constitution at Struby's soda-fountain.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
  • She shook her head very decidedly, seating herself on one of the chairs by the soda-fountain.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • If it could get that other atom of oxygen it would be a gas that would only smother us when it didn't make the soda-fountain fizz.

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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