washbowl
noun Date: 1816 a large bowl for water that is used to wash one's hands and face

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Washbowl — Wash bowl , n. A basin, or bowl, to hold water for washing one s hands, face, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • washbowl — ☆ washbowl [wôsh′bā΄sənwôsh′bōl΄] n. a bowl or basin for use in washing one s hands and face, etc., esp. a bathroom fixture fitted with water faucets and a drain: also washbasin [wôsh′bā΄sən] …   English World dictionary

  • washbowl — /wosh bohl , wawsh /, n. a large bowl or basin used for washing one s hands and face, small articles of clothing, etc. Also called washbasin /wosh bay seuhn, wawsh /. [1520 30; WASH + BOWL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • washbowl — noun a) a sink in a bathroom, connected to a supply of water and a drain, in which one may wash ones face and hands b) a basin for washing the face and hands; a washbasin or wash hand basin () …   Wiktionary

  • washbowl — n. bowl of water for washing face or hands …   English contemporary dictionary

  • washbowl — wash•bowl [[t]ˈwɒʃˌboʊl, ˈwɔʃ [/t]] n. fur a large bowl or basin used for washing one s hands and face, small articles of clothing, etc. Also called wash′ba sin [[t] ˌbeɪ sən[/t]] • Etymology: 1520–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 (Freq. 1) he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face • Syn: ↑washbasin, ↑basin, ↑washstand …   Useful english dictionary

  • lavatory — [lav′ə tôr΄ē] n. pl. lavatories [LL lavatorium < L lavare, to wash: see LAVE1] 1. Now Rare a bowl or basin, esp. one with faucets and drainage, for washing the face and hands; washbowl 2. a) a room equipped with a washbowl and flush toilet;… …   English World dictionary

  • washbasin — 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 (Freq. 1) he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face • Syn: ↑basin, ↑washbowl, ↑washstand …   Useful english dictionary

  • handbasin — n. A small basin used for washing thehands; as, wash hand basin is a British term. Syn: washbasin, washbowl, lavabo, wash hand basin. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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