- 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
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Examples from the Web for soda fountain
It was naturally a Jewish soda-fountain owner who lamented the violence afflicting the Sharks and the Jets.Who Is Philip Roth’s Portnoy Satirizing?
August 28, 2012
He swung round behind the soda-fountain counter and seized a bottle.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
Shall you have a soda-fountain in your drug store and sell soda with a 'stick' in it?When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
Why, ever since you used to come to the soda-fountain and ask for chocolate.The Girl From His Town
Marie Van Vorst
You have no more right to be a Lookout than that soda-fountain has; my apologies to the soda-fountain.Marjorie Dean High School Senior
If it could get that other atom of oxygen it would be a gas that would only smother us when it didn't make the soda-fountain fizz.
- a counter that serves drinks, snacks, etc
- an apparatus dispensing soda water
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