wash-basin

washbowl

[wosh-bohl, wawsh-]
noun
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-] .


Origin:
1520–30; wash + bowl1

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washbowl

noun
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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