show·er·head | \ ˈshau̇(-ə)r-ˌhed \

Definition of showerhead 

: a fixture for directing the spray of water in a bathroom shower

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The design features an adjustable-height showerhead and a wand that can either dock on your shower wall or be held in your hand. Megan Friedman, Popular Mechanics, "This Energy-Efficient Showerhead Could Radically Reduce Your Bills," 11 Aug. 2015 If your shower wall has a depth of at least four feet, the showerhead can comfortably be mounted on the back wall. Stacy Argo, Houston Chronicle, "Sleek, modern shower doors provide streamlined look," 8 July 2018 Showers are alien and menacing, and the huge showerhead seems to be stripping off not just dirt but also her spiritual skin. Corby Kummer, The Atlantic, "How Do Carousel and My Fair Lady Fare in 2018?," 8 July 2018 The Bathroom The roomy bathroom featured a large shower with both a rain showerhead and a spray hose. Lizette Alvarez, New York Times, "The Cheeca Lodge Is Back, Tiki Bar and All," 23 June 2018 Then use an adjustable wrench to loosen and unscrew the old showerhead. Daniel Bortz, sacbee, "Four home-improvement jobs you can knock out," 15 June 2018 The showerhead atomizes water into millions of droplets, each with more surface area than a regular drop of shower water. Megan Friedman, Popular Mechanics, "This Energy-Efficient Showerhead Could Radically Reduce Your Bills," 11 Aug. 2015 If a property truly keeps to its once-every-three-days linen program, installs low-flow showerheads, provides filtered water in reusable containers and does away with coffee pods, is that enough to mark it as green in your mind? Jill K. Robinson,, "Going green: Can we travel the world without killing the planet?," 21 June 2018 The fungus commands the ant to bite onto the vein of a leaf, then kills the thing and grows as a stalk out of the back of its head, turning it into a showerhead raining spores onto victims down below. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Climate Change Made Zombie Ants Even More Cunning," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of showerhead

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of showerhead was in 1865

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English Language Learners Definition of showerhead

: the device that controls the spray of water in a shower

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