A basin that can be filled with water for use in washing oneself. Also called washbasin.(noun)
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Use "washbowl" in a sentence
"In the bottom of the washbowl was the stain of a dark brown liquid."
"A regular sink was on the wall next to an industrial toilet, but there was also a potbellied stove in the corner next to a floor-stand mirror and a porcelain washbowl that seemed as if it had been relocated from the 1800s."
"He accepted the towel and laid it against the porcelain washbowl, watching the nightgown slide up and over the top of the shower curtain."