1A basin for holy water, especially on the wall near the door of a Roman Catholic church for worshipers to dip their fingers in before crossing themselves.
More example sentences
- On the walls there were rosaries, medals, several pictures of the Virgin, and a holy-water stoup made out of a coconut.
- One appeared to be a holy water stoup such as was found in Roman Catholic churches, of a plain character.
- A factory document of 1743 reveals that a series of holy water stoups had been commissioned by the nuns in the Royal Convent of Unshod Carmelites in Madrid.
Definition of stoup in:
- The British & World English dictionary