[ wosh-bohl, wawsh- ]
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  1. 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-suhn, wawsh-]. /ˈwɒʃˌbeɪ sən, ˈwɔʃ-/.

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How to use washbowl in a sentence

  • In the nude he was quite impossible to all but the most hardened mothers, and he was never photographed thus in a washbowl.

    Bunker Bean | Harry Leon Wilson
  • Big tubs and showers, although little old Miss Emily could have bathed in the washbowl and have had room to spare.

    The Confession | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He stared at Zada, and his anger ran out of his face just as the water ran out of the silver washbowl in the sleeping-car.

    We Can't Have Everything | Rupert Hughes
  • It contained a bed, three cane-seated chairs, and a wooden washstand with its washbowl and pitcher.

    McTeague | Frank Norris
  • If Mrs. Traquair Campbell should be here, I'm feared the whiskey bottle would be gey close to the washbowl.

    A Reconstructed Marriage | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr