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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.
The washbowl in our room is coming off the wall, the toilet seat is cracked, there is no hot water, parquet floors are badly polished, and so on.
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.
George used four, wadding up the damp sheets and throwing them at the wire basket under the washbowl.
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.