washfountain

[ wosh-foun-tn, wawsh- ]
/ ˈwɒʃˌfaʊn tn, ˈwɔʃ- /

noun

a large, usually circular wash basin, as in an industrial plant, in which a spray of water activated by foot pedal allows several workers to wash simultaneously.

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