wash·​ba·​sin | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌbā-sᵊn How to pronounce washbasin (audio) , ˈwäsh- \

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Recent Examples on the Web The towels are all over the place, and the water is still running in the washbasin. Sophie Calle, Harper's Magazine, 16 Feb. 2011 This washbasin for Godzilla sat at the bottom of a 4-mile-long valley surrounded by mountains nearly 5,000 feet tall, which created a natural barrier against the outside world’s noise and helped isolate this remote area. Stephen Kurczy, Wired, 3 Aug. 2021 The first floor is described as having a spacious kitchen with modern appliances and a bathroom with a large shower, washbasin, toilet, and bidet. Jada Jackson, House Beautiful, 13 May 2021 Door handles, washbasins, and school tables are wiped down three to five times daily. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 May 2020 All bathrooms used by the sick person should also be thoroughly cleaned, including the door handle, locking device, toilet seat, faucet, washbasin, adjacent walls and counter. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 10 Mar. 2020 Haunting photographs of the dead Che lying Christ-like on a concrete washbasin in the hospital laundry of the village where he was killed also circulated. Lisette Poole, Smithsonian, 24 Oct. 2019 The liner could be easily removed so the metal shell could be used as a bucket or washbasin in the field if needed. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 27 June 2019 The inside can sleep four people and a small shower and washbasin sits just behind the sleeping area. Megan Barber, Curbed, 28 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of washbasin

1812, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of washbasin was in 1812

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“Washbasin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washbasin. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of washbasin

: a large bowl for water that is used to wash your hands and face
: a bathroom sink

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