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[wosh-stand, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌstænd, ˈwɔʃ-/
a piece of furniture holding a basin, pitcher, etc., for use in washing one's hands and face.
a stationary fixture having faucets with running water, for the same purpose.
Origin of washstand
1820-30; wash + stand Unabridged
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Examples from the web for washstand
  • He looked in the mirror over the washstand and was surprised by his own pallor.
  • The furniture that was painted was all the right colors: barn red for the cupboard and washstand, dark green for the bed.
  • Close by the table there is a washstand with two pails of water upon it.
  • Clad in a loose chemise and seated before a washstand and mirror, she performs the routine task of coiling her hair.
  • Her sons probably also used it to help them reach a high shelf or wash up at the tall washstand.
  • She got up and went over to an old washstand and got an old blue back speller.
  • Hill asked to go from his cell to the washstand to stanch the blood.
British Dictionary definitions for washstand


a piece of furniture designed to hold a basin, etc, for washing the face and hands
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