wash·​ba·​sin | \ˈwȯsh-ˌbā-sᵊn, ˈwäsh-\

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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 The suites will also feature the train's first and only private en-suite bathrooms that include a shower, washbasin, and toilet. Lyndsey Matthews, Town & Country, "The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Has 3 New Grand Suites That Will Make You Want to Book Passage Now," 10 July 2017 In comparison, the other cabins on the train only afforded enough room for a sitting area that converted into a double or twin bed at night and a washbasin with shared full bathrooms at the end of the carriage. Lyndsey Matthews, Town & Country, "The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express Has 3 New Grand Suites That Will Make You Want to Book Passage Now," 10 July 2017 In a recent talk before a History San Jose group at the Fallon House, Zaniello argued that the most logical conclusion is that Allene Lamson died from an accident, slipping in the tub and hitting her head on the washbasin. Scott Herhold, The Mercury News, "The 1933 Lamson case at Stanford: A murder?," 12 Mar. 2017 Dozens of new units, each containing a toilet, washbasin and shower for individual use, awaited hookup. Alison Smale, New York Times, "Tempelhof Airport, Once a Lifeline for Berliners, Reprises Role for Refugees," 10 Feb. 2016

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1812, in the meaning defined above

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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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