Meaning of “drinking fountain” in the English Dictionary

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"drinking fountain" in British English

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drinking fountainnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdrɪŋ.kɪŋ ˌfaʊn.tɪn/ us /ˈdrɪŋ.kɪŋ ˌfaʊn.tɪn/

Examples from literature

  • A drinking fountain now occupies its site. 
  • I was drawing them all yesterday morning—two model cottages on each side, and the drinking fountain in the middle. 
  • In the centre is a drinking fountain. 
  • Today there is not a school in the city which is not supplied with sanitary drinking fountains, and the common cup is a thing of the past. 
  • We're going to set up a drinking fountain in the business square, Fanny explained. 

(Definition of “drinking fountain” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drinking fountain" in American English

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drinking fountainnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdrɪŋ·kɪŋ ˌfɑun·tən, -tən/

a device, usually in a public place, that can send up a flow of water for drinking

(Definition of “drinking fountain” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)