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bihunsedap
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:59:36 PM

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My son, "What is that?"
"Sink" "Drain" I answered.

What do we call it?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:13:17 AM

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A few names . . .

The hole (usually with a grid cover) is the drain or plug-hole (informal).
EDITED to add:
"Drain" is also the whole system of pipes through which any liquid flows - or any way of getting liquid away from an area where it is not wanted.

A basin - usually smaller than a bath, but not always - is a sink.

These are all sinks:


Bathroom sink, or 'handbasin'


Kitchen sink


Big sink for a restaurant kitchen or for a cleaner's work-station.

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bihunsedap
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:53:59 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
A few names . . .



What do we call the hole of kitchen sink?
Drain too?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 3:19:55 AM

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Yes - that's the drain or 'plug-hole' (the dictionary shows it as a single word now).
I think the more formal word is 'drain'.

plughole n
a hole, esp in a bath, basin, or sink, through which waste water drains and which can be closed with a plug
Collins English Dictionary

plughole - a hole into which a plug fits (especially a hole where water drains away) Farlex Thesaurus (American)

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bihunsedap
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:16:32 PM

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Thanks.
RuthP
Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 9:55:56 PM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Yes - that's the drain or 'plug-hole' (the dictionary shows it as a single word now).
I think the more formal word is 'drain'.

plughole n
a hole, esp in a bath, basin, or sink, through which waste water drains and which can be closed with a plug
Collins English Dictionary

plughole - a hole into which a plug fits (especially a hole where water drains away) Farlex Thesaurus (American)

"Plughole" is not in use in AE. In context, it would be understood, but I'd lay money that if someone here went to write it down it would be as two separate words.
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