drinking fountain
noun Date: 1859 a fixture with nozzle that delivers a stream of water for drinking

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  • drinking fountain — drinking ,fountain noun count a piece of equipment in a public place that produces water for people to drink: WATER FOUNTAIN …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drinking fountain — drinking fountains N COUNT A drinking fountain is a device which supplies water for people to drink in places such as streets, parks, or schools …   English dictionary

  • drinking fountain — n. a device for providing a jet or flow of drinking water as in a public place …   English World dictionary

  • drinking fountain — drinking .fountain n a piece of equipment in a public place that produces a stream of water for you to drink from …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drinking fountain — noun a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water • Syn: ↑water fountain, ↑bubbler • Derivationally related forms: ↑bubble (for: ↑bubbler) • Hypernyms: ↑foun …   Useful english dictionary

  • drinking fountain — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms drinking fountain : singular drinking fountain plural drinking fountains a piece of equipment in a public place that produces water for people to drink …   English dictionary

  • drinking fountain — /ˈdrɪŋkɪŋ faʊntən/ (say dringking fowntuhn) noun Especially WA, SA and Tasmania a small fountain which ejects a jet of water into the drinker s mouth. Compare Especially NSW and Qld bubbler; Chiefly Victoria bubble tap; Especially Victoria… …   Australian English dictionary

  • drinking fountain — a water fountain that ejects a jet of water for drinking without a cup. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • drinking fountain — drink′ing foun tain n. a water fountain that ejects a jet of water for drinking without a cup • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • drinking fountain — noun A device that is used to provide water to drink. Syn: water fountain, bubbler …   Wiktionary

  • drinking fountain — noun (C) a piece of equipment in a public place that produces a stream of water for you to drink from; water fountain AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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