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swimming pool

noun
1.
a tank or large artificial basin, as of concrete, for filling with water for swimming.
Origin of swimming pool
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • In big houses with a swimming pool, bath-robes are supplied and often bathing suits.

    Etiquette Emily Post
  • Are you the same young plutocrat who used to own a swimming pool?

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • So hot was it that even the swimming pool did not offer a haven of refuge.

    The Forest of Mystery James H. Foster
  • If we use the swimming pool we'll need a place to keep our clothes.

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
  • With head high I wandered down to the swimming pool in the gym and prepared to go in.

British Dictionary definitions for swimming pool

swimming pool

noun
1.
an artificial pool for swimming
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