Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See washbowl.

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  • n. a permanently installed sink, fitted with a water supply and a drain, in which one may wash one's hands and face

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)
  • n. a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face

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Examples

  • He, therefore, took the tin washbasin down to the creek and dumped the sand into it.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • By the time Lydia had the little ones dressed, Michael and their father had finished their morning ablutions and the washbasin was hers alone.

    Excerpt: Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg

  • We are then asked to believe that each prisoner, even as he was choking on those rags, climbed up on his washbasin, slipped his head through the noose, tightened it, and leapt from the washbasin to hang until he asphyxiated.

    Matthew Yglesias » Death at Gitmo

  • Cascading waterfall from the washbasin to the bathtub

    Waterfall Plasma TV

  • This innovative set includes a shower tray (1200mm-by-80mm or 1400-by-80mm which costs 585 British pounds), the Lilac bidet and toilet (priced around 305 BP) and the Fly washbasin (starting from 585 BP).

    Bathroom Sets by Foster : Simplicity, Color and Style

  • He grudged every moment of life sleep robbed him of, and before the clock had ceased its clattering he was head and ears in the washbasin and thrilling to the cold bite of the water.

    Chapter 16

  • The limp, deeply unenthusiastic handshake I received suggested to me a man who couldn't wait to run to the washbasin.

    The Best Sports Car, and Why to Skip It

  • It was actually quite fine by coaching inn standards, with a chest of drawers, large bed, fancy dressing screen, and a lovely washbasin and pitcher of blue speckled china.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

  • The task of finding a washbasin and gathering washcloth, soap, and towels gave Sharon the necessary time to pull herself together.

    Western Man

  • The hum of the razor filled the room as Sharon gathered up the damp towels and the washbasin and carried them back to the bathroom.

    Western Man

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