- a piece of furniture holding a basin, pitcher, etc., for use in washing one's hands and face.
- a stationary fixture having faucets with running water, for the same purpose.
Origin of washstand
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Examples from the Web for washstand
The table serving as washstand stood securely on its four legs.The Roof of France
His face was as white as the clean towels on the captain's washstand.Fair Harbor</p>
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Any detective that saw that stuff on the washstand would know.Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective
Ellis Parker Butler
"I'd stuck it in the little mirror over the washstand," she explained.The Market-Place
From where he sat he could reach the door of a washstand locker.Typhoon
- a piece of furniture designed to hold a basin, etc, for washing the face and hands
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