Question:

what is a wash basin?

need for homework!

Answer:

a sink....its just a fancy word....
Apr 14, 2017
It's a ceramic/china bowl that they used to have back in the day, prior to running water. Usually there was a pitcher with it. You'd pour the water into the basin, wash your face and hands and then throw out the water. Some people today will call a sink, a wash basin.
Apr 14, 2017
A wash basin is one of two things. It could be an old fashioned term for a sink, OR it can also be used to describe an enamel coated large pan that people ages ago utilized to wash things, ie dishes, clothing, etc. in. Both are correct.
Apr 14, 2017
People used to keep a wash basin and a pitcher of water in their bedrooms for washing, after they woke up from sleep. A wash basin is basically a large bowl.
Apr 14, 2017
Equivalent to: A sink (bathroom sink) Before modern day plumbing evolved there were no taps/showers and very few bathes. People used wash basins (large bowls) and pitchers/urns of water to bathe.
Apr 14, 2017

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