[ wosh-bohl, wawsh- ]
/ ˈwɒʃˌboʊl, ˈwɔʃ- /


a large bowl or basin used for washing one's hands and face, small articles of clothing, etc.

Origin of washbowl

First recorded in 1520–30; wash + bowl1
Also called wash·ba·sin [wosh-bey-suh n, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌbeɪ sən, ˈwɔʃ-/.
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British Dictionary definitions for washbasin

/ (ˈwɒʃˌbeɪsən) /


Also called: washbowl a basin or bowl for washing the face and hands
Also: wash-hand basin a bathroom fixture with taps, used for washing the face and hands
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