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 (wŏsh′bōl′, wôsh′-)
A basin that can be filled with water for use in washing oneself. Also called washbasin.


a bowl for washing, esp one used formerly on a washstand


(ˈwɒʃˌboʊl, ˈwɔʃ-)

a large bowl or basin used for washing one's hands and face, small articles of clothing, etc. Also called wash′ba`sin (-ˌbeɪ sən)


Wash pan.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Washbowl - a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipewashbowl - a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face; "he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"
sink - plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
2.Washbowl - a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)washbowl - a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)
basin - a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"
bathroom, bath - a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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It bad two berths in it, a dismal dead-light, a sink with a washbowl in it, and a long, sumptuously cushioned locker, which was to do service as a sofa--partly-- and partly as a hiding place for our things.
The washbowl also comes in an amazing variety of sizes from the original round design with a 42cm diameter, the 55 x 42cm rectangular version and the 42 x 42cm square version, all with the characteristic round-cornered design.
They were caught on CCTV urinating in the washbowl of the train toilets with the door open.
LOOP&FRIENDS shows the classic washbowl in a whole new light and in numerous individual versions.
I don't know why he was naked because there wasn't a washbowl in sight.
Then I made the room into a bunker, concreting the door into place and putting in a toilet, washbowl, bed, cooker and fridge.
She shows me a washbowl full of little stones of various sizes, knives without handles, seashells, and all kinds of metal instruments and wooden sticks.
A clean towel always hung over the water basin, the washbowl was at its place, and a white tablecloth was spread on the table when he sat down to eat.
Typically, Bresson does not show him killing the owners of the hotel he immediately enters: We see only the blood in the washbowl after he cleans his hands.
The Tremont House in Boston started a trend toward luxury accommodations by offering unheard-of services and amenities: private guestrooms, doors with locks, a washbowl with a water pitcher and free soap, bellboys, French cuisine, and an annunciator system that allowed the front desk to contact guests in their rooms.
A woman lies prone on the sidewalk, her face pressed into a plastic washbowl (Taipei outdoor sculpture, 2000).
have instead included a miner's version of the song ("I come from Salem City with my washbowl on my knee.