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[wosh-bohl, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌboʊl, ˈwɔʃ-/
a large bowl or basin used for washing one's hands and face, small articles of clothing, etc.
Also called washbasin
[wosh-bey-suh n, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌbeɪ sən, ˈwɔʃ-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of washbowl
1520-30; wash + bowl1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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 patients.
  • Put a few drops into the washbowl when bathing the face.

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