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swimming pool

a tank or large artificial basin, as of concrete, for filling with water for swimming.
Origin of swimming pool
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Farrar had seen him once stripped in a swimming-pool and been stirred to wonder.

    Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
  • She turned and went back to the house, leaving Audrey by the swimming-pool.

    Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Still chewing on it, he strolled pensively down towards the swimming-pool.

    Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
  • He had noticed several men in the swimming-pool with tiny Greek letters branded on their chests or thighs.

    The Plastic Age Percy Marks
  • Beyond an arched portal was another room where the basin of a swimming-pool spread cool and inviting between mosaic floors.

    Destiny Charles Neville Buck
  • He probably lived in one of the big houses outside of town, with a swimming-pool and a stable.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
  • At four in the morning he was assisting the ushers in throwing the best man and the butler into the swimming-pool.

    The Log of The "Jolly Polly" Richard Harding Davis
  • Two or three days after the fishing expedition the boys had gathered together at the swimming-pool, Ben Gile with them.

    Little Busybodies Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
British Dictionary definitions for swimming-pool

swimming pool

an artificial pool for swimming
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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