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soda fountain

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noun
  1. a counter, as in a restaurant or drugstore, at which sodas, ice cream, light meals, etc., are served.
  2. a container from which soda water is dispensed, usually through faucets.
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Origin of soda fountain

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for soda fountain

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Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for soda fountain

soda fountain

noun US and Canadian
  1. a counter that serves drinks, snacks, etc
  2. an apparatus dispensing soda water
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