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soda fountain

a counter, as in a restaurant or drugstore, at which sodas, ice cream, light meals, etc., are served.
a container from which soda water is dispensed, usually through faucets.
Origin of soda fountain
An Americanism dating back to 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If I admired the soda fountain and the sausage chains, I almost worshipped the partner, Mr. Wilner.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • There, in front of the soda fountain, were the bully of the Hall and his crony.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
  • “But my profession,” pleaded the slim and pallid youth who stood wistfully eyeing the soda fountain.

    The Gay Gnani of Gingalee Florence Huntley
  • Mary looked around; there was no soda fountain, no water tank.

    Continuous Vaudeville Will M. Cressy
  • His shoulders drooped, and he walked across to the soda fountain.

    Gentle Julia Booth Tarkington
  • He reached the soda fountain just ahead of three other thirsty men.

  • And then he demands two other things—a soda fountain and a base-ball team.

    The Panama Canal Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • Duncan ceremoniously deposited both in the till, going behind the soda fountain to do so, and then waited, expectant.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • Between spasms of work Duncan had his hands full attending to the soda fountain.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • He may drink at a soda fountain, or at a saloon, and the next individual to use the same glass may acquire the disease.

British Dictionary definitions for soda fountain

soda fountain

noun (US & Canadian)
a counter that serves drinks, snacks, etc
an apparatus dispensing soda water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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