Definitions for washstandˈwɒʃˌstænd, ˈwɔʃ-
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washstand, wash-hand stand(noun)
furniture consisting of a table or stand to hold a basin and pitcher of water for washing: `wash-hand stand' is a British term
washbasin, basin, washbowl, washstand, lavatory(noun)
a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face
"he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"
A table containing a basin and a pitcher of water for washing
a piece of furniture holding the ewer or pitcher, basin, and other requisites for washing the person
A washstand or basin stand is a piece of furniture consisting of a small table or cabinet, usually supported on three or four legs, and most commonly made of mahogany, walnut, or rosewood, and made for holding a wash basin and water pitcher. The smaller varieties were used for rose-water ablutions, or for hair-powdering. The larger ones, which possessed receptacles for soap-dishes, were the predecessors of the modern bathroom wash basin, or sink. Both varieties, often of very elegant form, were in extensive use throughout a large part of the 18th century and early-19th century, eventually disappearing with the advent of modern indoor plumbing.
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