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

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Recent Examples on the Web Door handles, washbasins, and school tables are wiped down three to five times daily. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Europe’s schools face new test: Teaching safely in a pandemic," 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, "'It's an awful risk': Former FDA head Scott Gottlieb cautions against cruises amid coronavirus," 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, "Roaring Through Cuba With Che Guevara’s Son," 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, "The Century-Long Evolution of the U.S. Army Helmet," 27 June 2019 The inside can sleep four people and a small shower and washbasin sits just behind the sleeping area. Megan Barber, Curbed, "5 campers pushing RV design into the future," 28 Sep. 2018 The cart had a storage area for personal belongings, a washbasin that doubled as support for a table, a bin to hold cans and bottles, and, beneath its orange roof, just enough space for a desperate homeless man to sleep. Susannah Gardiner, Smithsonian, "How an Exquisitely Designed Cart for Homeless People Inspired a Wave of Artists’ Activism," 19 Mar. 2018 All of the baths are stocked with essential toiletries, and many feature gorgeous details like antique washbasins and clawfoot tubs. Becca Endicott, ELLE Decor, "Serena Williams Celebrated Her Bridal Weekend In This Glam New Orleans Home," 20 Nov. 2017 The train will even debut three new Grand Suites in 2018, which will include a double bed, separate living room for private dining, and the train's first and only private en-suite bathrooms with a shower, washbasin, and toilet. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "A Peek Inside the Iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Train," 18 Dec. 2017

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1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Washbasin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washbasin. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of washbasin

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

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