drinking fountain

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noun
  1. a water fountain that ejects a jet of water for drinking without a cup.

Origin of drinking fountain

1
First recorded in 1855–60

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How to use drinking fountain in a sentence

  • "We're going to set up a drinking fountain in the business square," Fanny explained.

    Green Valley | Katharine Reynolds
  • The right corner of the foreground is occupied by a drinking fountain; the corner at the left, by an advertising column.

  • Exactly at midnight you will be in the southwest corner of the lobby, where there is a drinking fountain.

    The Black Star | Johnston McCulley

British Dictionary definitions for drinking fountain

drinking fountain

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

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