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What's the name of the part of the dentist's chair used for pouring water into a glass so the patient can wash his/her mouth?

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Somebody should ask a dentist or dental hygienist. I think of it as a 'spitbowl' –  Mitch Mar 30 '12 at 13:25
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@Mitch: No, that's where you spit after you rinse, I sure hope that your dentist doesn't fill pour into your cup from the contents of the spitbowl. ;) –  FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Mar 30 '12 at 14:57
    
@FrustratedWithFormsDesigner: hmmm...yes...I thought of the whole assembly (the spigot and bowl as one thing and named the bowl). –  Mitch Mar 30 '12 at 15:17
    
Many American dental setups have no chair-attached water-pouring-thing, but instead have a water-bottle + pump + hose + spigot-on-handpiece + suction device attached to the dental chair. The dentist or hygenist presses one handpiece-lever to squirt water into patient's mouth, then another lever to suction the water back out after patient swishes the water. No sink or bowl on or near the chair. –  jwpat7 Mar 30 '12 at 18:26
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It's called a Cuspidor. The entire unit together with the facet and the sink.

I'm a dentist :-) so I know.

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A slightly specialized water dispenser? Maybe call it a "dentist's water dispenser"?

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You seem to be asking about the faucet and not the basin, so that's what I suggest.

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I have heard my dentist call it a spout, as in "Now you can fill that cup with water from the spout."

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I've deleted my answer since it doesn't actually answer the question. Yours comes from a dentist and makes sense, therefore +1 –  Irene Mar 30 '12 at 15:58
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