drinking fountain

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

Definition of drinking fountain

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

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First Known Use of drinking fountain

1859

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Definition of drinking fountain for English Language Learners

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


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