1) A basin or bowl in which to wash one’s hands.
1518-9 rasavid [received] of Thomas Medyllam ... a bassyng, a laver and candylstyke, York
1535 Item ij laten lauers xs, Stillingfleet
1551 a basing and a lauer, and ij pewder dubleres, Barkston
1563 Item, a laver 6s 8d, Elmswell.