dry sink

dry sink

n.
A wooden cabinet that supports a wash basin not connected to a water supply.
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dry′ sink`


n.
a wooden kitchen sink, esp. of the 19th century, that is not connected to an external water supply and has a shallow metal well on top and usu. a cupboard below.
[1950–55]
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