noun, plural la·va·boes.
- the ritual washing of the celebrant's hands after the offertory in the Mass, accompanied in the Roman rite by the recitation of Psalm 26:6–12.
- the passage recited.
- the small towel or the basin used.
Origin of lavabo
Related Words for lavabolaundry, bath, soaking, bathing, ablution, maundy, lavage, lavation, fomentation
Examples from the Web for lavabo
Historical Examples of lavabo
Nothing represented the poverty of the Legion so much as this "lavabo."In the Foreign Legion
This building was known, in monastic terminology, as the “Lavabo.”Mellifont Abbey, Co. Louth
The only portions of the monastery which remain in a fair state of preservation are the Chapter House and the Lavabo.
The Lavabo, likewise borrowed from the heathen lustrations, reappears now.La Sorcire: The Witch of the Middle Ages
The marble Lavabo in the sacristy of San Lorenzo is also a doubtful piece of sculpture.Donatello
David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford