Definition of washstand in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwäSHˌstand/
Pronunciation: /ˈwôSHˌstand/


chiefly historical
A piece of furniture designed to hold a jug, bowl, or basin for the purpose of washing one’s hands and face.
Example sentences
  • It comes complete with a tiny wicker basket full of fruit, a dressing table and a washstand and towel rail.
  • The room she was in was small to say the least, with a bed, a washstand, a chair and table, and a solitary trunk against the wall.
  • At the same time, the washstand, with its bowl and pitcher, jumped forward and turned over.

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Syllabification: wash·stand

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