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 (wŏsh′bōl′, wôsh′-)
A basin that can be filled with water for use in washing oneself. Also called washbasin.
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a bowl for washing, esp one used formerly on a washstand
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(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)
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Wash pan.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
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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We selected a stateroom forward of the wheel, on the starboard side, "below decks." 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.
Nuwwar gathers clothes from the roof and brings them to the laundry room, scrubbing the waste and fecal stains from the underwear of her little brother, astonished at the hole of her father's underwear ("Should it be that big?"), holding her washbowl "between her legs, her thighs pressing tight against it." Even in this situation, she is helpless to the arousing sensation of the water and Surf detergent which slithers:
'A foreigner holding a washbowl in a bathhouse is so cool!' was the reaction to one of the promotional posters on display in a Tokyo bathhouse.
It has a toilet bowl, what you see in the ladies', but no urinal, plus a washbowl and mirror, plus a handrail for a PWD.
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.
(1) These observers formed the impression of a white shallow crater within Cassini A, complete with a central pit (the 'washbowl' and 'plughole'), and this is explained by Lena et al.
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 in place and putting in a toilet, washbowl, bed, cooker and fridge.
One, known as the Devil's Washbowl Trail, is 1.5 miles along or near Hodge Brook.