[ wosh-stand, wawsh- ]
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  1. a piece of furniture holding a basin, pitcher, etc., for use in washing one's hands and face.

  2. a stationary fixture having faucets with running water, for the same purpose.

Origin of washstand

First recorded in 1820–30; wash + stand

Words Nearby washstand

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How to use washstand in a sentence

  • He did not suspect that the quinine went into the fire, and the cholagogue down the drain-pipe from the washstand.

    The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
  • For answer Betty made a dash for Grace, pulled her to her feet, and pushed her over to the washstand.

  • The family had three bedrooms, but none would permit the placing of a washstand in them.

    The Leaven in a Great City | Lillian William Betts
  • "We've got to kill that snake," observed Dick, after the reptile had disappeared for a moment under a washstand.

    The Rover Boys on the Farm | Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
  • The sponge is used for the bath, the wash rag for the washstand.

    The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain

British Dictionary definitions for washstand


/ (ˈwɒʃˌstænd) /

  1. a piece of furniture designed to hold a basin, etc, for washing the face and hands

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