[ noun ] a bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face


"he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"

Used in print

(Edward Jablonski, Harold Arlen Happy with the Blues....)

`` The place had no sink or washbasin , only a bathtub '' , his mother discovered when she visited him .

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[ noun ] a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)

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basin bathroom UK