Why do they call it a sink?

Article Tools

How Did We Get From Calling it Kitchen Zinc to Sink ?… Used to describe a basin with a drainpipe; seems to have started about 1566. The verb form comes from the Old English sincan, to become submerged. The word zinc comes from the German zink, whose origins are obscure but may be related to zinke (spike).
Previous postDoes the Garbage Disposal go on the same side as the dishwasher? Next postWhich is better MDF or plywood?

Post Your Comment

You must be Logged in to post an answer.