bath·​tub | \ ˈbath-ˌtəb How to pronounce bathtub (audio) , ˈbäth-\

Definition of bathtub

: a usually fixed tub for bathing

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The Greyfield Inn, built as a family home in 1900 by members of the Carnegie family and later turned into a luxury hotel, had plenty of antique southern charm but no air conditioning and only bathtubs in the rooms. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "When JFK Jr. and Carolyn got married: Never before seen tapes on TV for first time," 14 July 2019 The bathrooms previously boasted handmade Mexican tile and bathtubs. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is renovating hundreds of guest rooms and a pool. Here's a look," 12 July 2019 Savio’s bathtub drowning in 2004 initially was ruled an accident, but after the October 2007 disappearance of Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, authorities exhumed Savio’s body and ruled Savio’s death a homicide. Christy Gutowski,, "Family of Drew Peterson’s ex-wife seeks to resurrect wrongful death lawsuit against convicted ex-Bolingbrook cop," 9 July 2019 In bathrooms, artistically tiled showers are replacing gigantic bathtubs. Stacey Mckenna, Indianapolis Star, "Central Indiana buyers want convenience, quality, and a place to get away," 9 July 2019 The bathtub is filled with ice, and in the trash can is a lifeguard fanny pack and whistle...covered in blood. Kathryn Lindsay,, "R29 Binge Club: Stranger Things Season 3," 5 July 2019 Features of the standard rooms include 55-inch HDTVs (plus a 24-inch flat screen over the bathtub), sheets with a ridiculously high thread count, and very comfortable mattresses. Christopher Muther,, "Fifty shades of beige: Welcome to the Encore Boston Harbor hotel," 28 June 2019 The company hit it big with bathtubs, and, in 1899, Kohler bought land west of Sheboygan, which sits an hour up the coast of Lake Michigan from Milwaukee, to situate a new factory. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "“The Westing Game,” a Tribute to Labor That Became a Dark Comedy of American Capitalism," 13 June 2019 Children this year have died in ponds, lakes, beaches, pools and bathtubs., "Parents are warned to keep keen eye on children near water," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of bathtub

1821, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bathtub

chiefly US : a large and long container in which people take baths or showers


bath·​tub | \ ˈbath-ˌtəb How to pronounce bathtub (audio) , ˈbäth-\

Kids Definition of bathtub

: a tub in which to take a bath


bath·​tub | \ ˈbath-ˌtəb, ˈbȧth- How to pronounce bathtub (audio) \

Medical Definition of bathtub

: a usually fixed tub for bathing

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