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washbowl

[wosh-bohl, wawsh-]
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noun
  1. a large bowl or basin used for washing one's hands and face, small articles of clothing, etc.
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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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Related Words for washbowl

pot, bowl, pan, lagoon, valley, pool, watershed, tub, gulf, bay, sag, hollow, ewer, concavity, sink, vessel, hole, sinkhole, dip, depression

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Historical Examples of washbowl

  • While Peterson was splashing in the washbowl, Bannon took his turn at the mirror.

    Calumet 'K'

    Samuel Merwin

  • "A tempest in our washbowl," he wrote coolly to Carlyle, but it was more than that.

  • Quickly, he ran water into the washbowl and washed his hands and face.

  • In one corner was a stand with a washbowl and pitcher of water.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall

    Arthur M. Winfield

  • The other opens into a nice little closet where there is a washbowl and water, and you can take a bath comfortably.

    Nelly's Silver Mine

    Helen Hunt Jackson