bath·​house | \ ˈbath-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce bathhouse (audio) , ˈbäth-\

Definition of bathhouse

1 : a building equipped for bathing
2 : a building containing dressing rooms for bathers

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But police raids of bars and bathhouses continued, and a spate of violent homophobic attacks put the LGBTQ community on edge. Emanuella Grinberg, CNN, "How the Stonewall riots inspired today's Pride celebrations," 28 June 2019 The Houghton’s Pond Recreation Area offers five picnic sites featuring grills and picnic tables, ball fields, a swimming beach, bathhouse, comfort station, and seasonal concession pavilion. Linda Greenstein,, "Pack an eco-friendly picnic and head to the great outdoors," 21 June 2019 The remains of the ancient aqueduct, theater, hippodrome, and bathhouses make for a daylong adventure. Snorkeling or scuba diving is available in the ancient harbor through the Old Caesarea Diving Center. National Geographic, "See Jerusalem like a Nat Geo Explorer," 16 Apr. 2019 Meanwhile, by 1914, Tutewiler also had created designated safe zones along the Central Canal, White River and Fall Creek that had lifeguards and temporary bathhouses. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "Diving into history: Indianapolis' first municipal pool was in use more than a century ago," 29 Mar. 2019 Evacuees will have access to bathhouse facilities on speedway property. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Hurricane Florence evacuees could find refuge at some NASCAR racetracks: reports," 12 Sep. 2018 The hammam, a version of the public bathhouse that is typical in Islamic countries, involves a gradual warming of the body in a heated environment, followed by an exfoliating body scrub. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Public-Bathhouse Design Comes to Luxury Homes," 19 July 2018 Police raids of bathhouses in the neighborhood in 1981 spurred Canada’s gay rights movement, much like police raids in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York helped start the movement in the United States. Dan Levin, New York Times, "Killings in Toronto’s Gay Community Expose ‘an Open Wound’ With Police," 11 Feb. 2018 Fortified by fermented cabbage and relentless cups of barley tea, head across Olympic Boulevard into the southwestern corner of Koreatown, where two bathhouses sit a few blocks from each other like bookends. Amy Scattergood,, "The bather: A journey by water, with porridge and barley tea, through 9 Koreatown spas," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bathhouse

1705, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of bathhouse

: a public building where people go to take baths, showers, etc.
US : a public building at a beach where people go to put on the clothes they use for swimming

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