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[wosh-tuhb, wawsh-] /ˈwɒʃˌtʌb, ˈwɔʃ-/
a tub for use in washing clothes, linens, etc.
Origin of washtub
1595-1605; wash + tub Unabridged
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Examples from the web for washtub
  • In fact, if you are prone to easy weeping, you might even take along a washtub.
  • Now, brought back among his people and told he has to bathe, he stoically sits in a washtub and firmly refuses to move.
  • Before you know it they making sweet bread for she, before you know it washtub full of ice cream done plan.
  • To cool off, the two boys splashed in and out of a big washtub behind the cafe.
  • The second proposal was the application of a modified washtub as a symbol for wet clean.
  • Mix chemicals within a washtub so spills will be contained.
  • After collection, the composite from each cell was placed in a plastic washtub and mixed.
  • Mix chemicals within a washtub or large basin so spills will be contained.
  • They had a broad cypress board on their heads and on it a washtub piled with articles from the kitchen.
British Dictionary definitions for washtub


a tub or large container used for washing anything, esp clothes
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