• synonyms

wash-hand basin

  1. another name for washbasin (def. 2)
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Historical Examples

  • Returning one day to his dressing-room, just after Rosa had come down-stairs, he caught sight of a red stain in a wash-hand-basin.

    A Simpleton

    Charles Reade

  • And, thenceforth, the mean life returned: Lily relapsed among the potatoes and the wash-hand-basin salads.

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • The word Palangana signifies a wash-hand-basin; but more especially the kind of basin used by barbers.