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drinking fountain

a water fountain that ejects a jet of water for drinking without a cup.
Origin of drinking fountain
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mr. Gallagher here was more in favour of a drinking fountain.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • In one place the remains of a drinking fountain were noticed.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Supposing they agreed upon a drinking fountain, who was going to do it?

    If I May A. A. Milne
  • He's been building a horse-trough and drinking fountain with a bust of himself on top.

  • In this should be placed the drinking fountain for the geese and in this enclosure the geese should be fed.

    Ducks and Geese Harry M. Lamon
  • Three men were loitering in the southwest corner by the drinking fountain.

    The Black Star Johnston McCulley
  • I and the artilleryman, seated on the step of the drinking fountain, made a very passable meal upon what we had brought with us.

    The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
  • Already they were busy with returning people; in places even there were shops open, and I saw a drinking fountain running water.

    The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
  • Speaking of shallow drinking dishes, I wouldn't use them, even before I ever heard of a drinking fountain.

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
British Dictionary definitions for drinking fountain

drinking fountain

a device for providing a flow or jet of drinking water, usually in public places
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