bathtub

[bath-tuhb, bahth-]
noun
a tub to bathe in, especially one that is a permanent fixture in a bathroom.

Origin:
1825–35; bath1 + tub

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bathtub (ˈbɑːθˌtʌb)
 
n
a bath, esp one not permanently fixed

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bathtub
by 1856, Amer.Eng., from bath + tub. Prohibition-era bathtub gin is recorded by 1928.
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Slang Dictionary

bathtub

curve n. Common term for the curve (resembling an end-to-end section of one of those claw-footed antique bathtubs) that describes the expected failure rate of electronics with time: initially high, dropping to near 0 for most of the system's lifetime, then rising again as it `tires out'. See also burn-in period, infant mortality.
Example sentences
Books can be read without batteries or electricity, on trains, in the bathtub.
He told them a few stories about the damage and hiding in a bathtub, clutching
  his dissertation, and they all signed off on it.
It takes a few hesitant strokes, and for some reason reminds me of a tiny toy
  in a giant bathtub.
Withers developed the negatives and prints at home, washing them in the bathtub
  and drying them in the oven.
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