Skip to main content

New answers tagged

-1 votes

Sink vs Basin distinction

To add to the points already made, in my experince, a kitchen sink may have one or two bowls, but a bowl is a singular item. The other point would be, that in rare cases a bowl might not have a ...
MikeB's user avatar
  • 275
9 votes

Sink vs Basin distinction

Basin probably arises from baccīnus, ‑um, and to be a derivative of bacca ‘vas aquārium’ - a water vessel. The word dates back to the 13th century. (from OED) The OED gives Basin I.1.a. A circular ...
Greybeard's user avatar
  • 43.3k
11 votes

Sink vs Basin distinction

With regards to common, as opposed to regulatory, usage, I think most Americans just call then all sinks. Certainly, the item labeled a "hand basin" above is something I would call a ...
Mark Foskey's user avatar
  • 2,079
18 votes

Sink vs Basin distinction

2.5-2.3.2.1 Basin Design Sinks used for hand-washing shall be designed with basins that reduce splashing. The nominal open area of the basin shall not be smaller than 144 square inches (929.03 square ...
Phil Sweet's user avatar

Top 50 recent answers are included