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[bath-tuhb, bahth-] /ˈbæθˌtʌb, ˈbɑθ-/
a tub to bathe in, especially one that is a permanent fixture in a bathroom.
Origin of bathtub
1825-35; bath1 + tub Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • He rushes to fill the bathtub and other receptacles to last the day.
  • Fill a bathtub halfway and let it sit until it reaches room temperature.
  • Consider what happens if you push an inverted cup into a full bathtub: you trap a bubble of air inside.
  • They'd come in through my beautiful bathtub window, ruined the new bathtub with their breaking.
  • Use baking soda and elbow grease instead of chemical bathroom cleaners to clean your bathtub.
  • And the water wasn't quite at bathtub levels, but easy enough to jump in without a second thought.
British Dictionary definitions for bathtub


a bath, esp one not permanently fixed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bathtub

1837, from bath + tub. Prohibition-era bathtub gin is recorded by 1928.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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