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1. a small basin for holy water
2. Scot and northern English dialect a bucket or drinking vessel
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
A basin for holy water, sometimes free-standing but more often affixed to or carved out of a wall or pillar near the entrance of a church.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.