soda fountain

noun

Definition of soda fountain 

1 : an apparatus with delivery tube and faucets for drawing soda water

2 : the equipment and counter for the preparation and serving of sodas, sundaes, and ice cream

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The ice cream comes from Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream, a Denton Courthouse Square must visit that looks like a classic soda fountain/ice cream shop. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Fog, flowers, more crazy shakes: What's new and offbeat in DFW ice-cream shops," 20 June 2018 Up until the 1960s, the paper straw was the only straw, made popular by soda fountains and pharmacies. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Aardvark paper straws: This Fort Wayne company has your plastic straw alternative," 24 June 2018 There's a museum of other historical soda fountains and mechanical music. Shauna Steigerwald, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati tourism: Quick, easy trips from Cincy," 8 May 2018 The restaurant, designed by Asfour Guzy Architects, will feature a soda fountain counter. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "This world-famous chef is opening a coffee shop and soul food restaurant in West Adams," 19 June 2018 This put working-class men and women in closer contact than ever before, on the job, in transit, and in the new spaces for leisure—the cinema, the soda fountain, the amusement park—that sprang up to absorb their pocket change. Jess Bergman, The New Republic, "The Birth of Breakups," 18 June 2018 At first, their quickly expanding chain sourced ice cream for its stores and soda fountains from a patchwork of manufacturers. Samantha Masunaga, latimes.com, "Thrifty ice cream — a portal to childhood — is being sold to Albertsons. What does that mean for its future?," 18 May 2018 But demand grew until soda fountains throughout the city sold it. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Nearly 100-year-old bottle of Vernor's found in Detroit home," 5 June 2018 As the Berleys explain, soda fountains evolved out of pharmacies to serve milkshakes and root beer floats — the latter of which the brothers say is a Philly invention. Nick Vadala, Philly.com, "Viceland explores Philly ice cream on 'The Ice Cream Show'," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of soda fountain

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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soda fountain

noun

English Language Learners Definition of soda fountain

: a counter usually in a store at which cold drinks, types of ice cream, etc., are prepared and served

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