wash·​stand | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌstand How to pronounce washstand (audio) , ˈwäsh-\

Definition of washstand

1 : a stand holding articles needed for washing one's face and hands
2 : a washbowl permanently set in place and attached to water and drainpipes

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Photo: kyodo/Reuters Detainees such as Mr. Ghosn stay in a room measuring about 80 square feet, equipped with a washstand, a small bookshelf, a toilet and a small table. Megumi Fujikawa, WSJ, "Can Ghosn Be Detained Indefinitely? Yes, Unless He Confesses," 10 Dec. 2018 The powder room’s washstand and fittings are by RH, Restoration Hardware, the mirror is from Design Within Reach, and the sconces are by Jonathan Adler. Sara Ruffin Costello, ELLE Decor, "A New Orleans Manse is Given New Life with a Fashionable Pizzazz," 26 Oct. 2018 Faucet, Easton; washstand—Waterworks; waterworks.com. House Beautiful, "March 2018 Product Guide," 6 Feb. 2018 At 12 3/4 inches square, this chic, white washstand fits into the most awkward areas. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "2005 Kitchen & Bath Awards," 5 July 2012 There were antique washstands, a collection of Civil War-era piggy banks. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "John Due, antiques collector and dealer, dies," 4 June 2017

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First Known Use of washstand

1789, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of washstand was in 1789

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English Language Learners Definition of washstand

: a small table used especially in the past in a bedroom to hold the things you need for washing your face and hands

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