wash·​bowl ˈwȯsh-ˌbōl How to pronounce washbowl (audio)
: a large bowl for water that is used to wash one's hands and face

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The custom dog washbowl is conveniently located right by a side door for easy access to the yard for both humans and dogs alike. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 28 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of washbowl was in 1647

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“Washbowl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washbowl. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


wash·​bowl -ˌbōl How to pronounce washbowl (audio)
: a large bowl for water that is used to wash one's hands and face

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