[wosh-tuhb, wawsh-]
a tub for use in washing clothes, linens, etc.

1595–1605; wash + tub

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washtub (ˈwɒʃˌtʌb)
a tub or large container used for washing anything, esp clothes

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Example sentences
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.
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