washstand

noun
wash·stand | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌstand , 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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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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washstand

noun

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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