from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A wooden cabinet that supports a wash basin not connected to a water supply.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word dry sink.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • noun

    a kitchen cabinet with a shallow basin on top for holding a dishpan, used esp. in the U.S. in the 19th cent.

    also called a Colonial dry sink

    February 23, 2008