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Turkish bath

a bath in which the bather, after copious perspiration in a steam room, showers and has a rubdown.
Origin of Turkish bath
1635-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I prefer him to the hybrid of a professional cricketer and a turkish-bath man.

    Mrs. Craddock W. Somerset Maugham
  • It's too easy, and it elevates religion to the dignity of a turkish-bath, Ulick retorted.

    Painted Veils James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for turkish-bath

Turkish bath

a type of bath in which the bather sweats freely in hot dry air, is then washed, often massaged, and has a cold plunge or shower
(sometimes pl) an establishment where such a bath is obtainable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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