drinking fountain


Definition of drinking fountain

: a fixture with nozzle that delivers a stream of water for drinking

Examples of drinking fountain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile cat owners can't stop raving about the flower drinking fountain. Carly Kulzer, PEOPLE.com, 31 Aug. 2021 As far as a timeline is concerned, Leininger said the drinking fountain waterline and sewer work will begin in the next week followed by the installation of the sidewalk and concrete paths. John Benson, cleveland, 11 Aug. 2021 Today’s targeting of successful Asian-American kids lacks the crudity of a Jim Crow lunch counter or a whites-only drinking fountain. William Mcgurn, WSJ, 12 July 2021 In addition to the improvements, the neighborhood park features a playground, shade pavilion, picnic tables, grill, drinking fountain, hike/bike trail and open space. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 1 Dec. 2020 Clore said signs are posted above each drinking fountain in housing units instructing prisoners not to drink directly from the nozzle. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, 19 Sep. 2020 What if this guy accidentally uses the wrong drinking fountain? Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, 5 Sep. 2020 In its guidance for schools, the CDC encourages teachers and students to bring their own water bottles to minimize trips to the drinking fountain. Erica Pearson, Star Tribune, 21 Aug. 2020 New sidewalks have been installed, as has new sod and a new handicapped-accessible drinking fountain. Jeanne Houck, Cincinnati.com, 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of drinking fountain

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Drinking fountain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drinking%20fountain. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of drinking fountain

: a device in a public place that produces a stream of water for people to drink from


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