handbasin vs washbasin what difference

what is difference between handbasin and washbasin

English

Etymology

hand +‎ basin

Noun

handbasin (plural handbasins)

  1. washbasin


English

Etymology

wash +‎ basin

Noun

washbasin (plural washbasins)

  1. A basin used for washing, (now) particularly a permanently installed sink, fitted with a water supply and a drain, for washing the hands and face.

Alternative forms

  • wash basin

Synonyms

  • (all senses): handbasin
  • (a basin with a water supply): washstand
  • (a simple basin without water supply): lavabo, piscina, laver, lavatory (Christian); washbowl

Derived terms

  • washbasin helmet

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