swimming pool


Definition of swimming pool 

: a pool suitable for swimming especially : a tank (as of concrete or plastic) made for swimming

Examples of swimming pool in a Sentence

Our neighbors have a swimming pool in their backyard.

Recent Examples on the Web

Meanwhile, the backyard includes a resistance swimming pool to cool off from those hot New Mexico afternoons. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Charming pueblo-style home with modern amenities asks just over $1M," 15 Aug. 2018 Video provided by Shayne Holland IMPD is conducting an internal investigation to review the actions of an off-duty police officer accused of discriminating against a black man at an apartment complex swimming pool. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "IMPD investigating officer involved in alleged profiling incident at swimming pool," 13 July 2018 Similar comments have been recently revived by his request to build a 34,000-euro ($39,200) swimming pool in the presidential summer residence on the French Riviera. Sylvie Corbet, Fox News, "French president pushes for new changes as criticism grows," 22 Aug. 2018 TRENDING Olympian Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter drowns in swimming pool. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump wants 'new chapter' as Kim Jong Un agrees to complete denuclearization; Rodman slams Obama," 12 June 2018 Houston police are waiting for autopsy results in their investigation of a man who was found at the bottom of his backyard swimming pool in Kingwood on Thursday. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Man dead after pulled from pool at Kingwood home," 22 June 2018 Summer is a time of year when utility bills often rise, as people crank up appliances and devices such as air conditioners and swimming pool pumps that use lots of energy. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: Three Californias? It's a longshot, but ...," 13 June 2018 Olympic alpine skier Bode Miller learned of his 19-month-old daughter Emeline‘s swimming pool accident in what was no doubt the worst phone call of his life. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Bode Miller Got the Phone Call Every Parent Fears When His 19-Month-Old Daughter Drowned," 13 June 2018 Gone, too, is the massive fountain that, for much of the year, had the desultory look of an empty, slightly moldy, swimming pool. Inga Saffron, Philly.com, "Love Park was supposed to be the People's Park. How did it end up as a granite Sahara?," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of swimming pool

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of swimming pool was in 1868

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English Language Learners Definition of swimming pool

: a large structure that is filled with water and that is used for swimming

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Kids Definition of swimming pool

: a tank (as of concrete or plastic) made for swimming

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