a piece of furniture holding a basin, pitcher, etc., for use in washing one's hands and face.
a stationary fixture having faucets with running water, for the same purpose.
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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 Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
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
a piece of furniture designed to hold a basin, etc, for washing the face and hands
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