wash·​tub | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌtəb How to pronounce washtub (audio) , ˈwäsh- \

Definition of washtub

: a tub for washing or soaking clothes

Examples of washtub in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another typically risky group would be the oldest generation given the typical washtub curve for Death Per 100M Miles Driven. Steve Tengler, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Take out clean clothes promptly: As soon as a cycle ends, empty the machine to prevent a musty odor from developing in the washtub. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 28 Apr. 2021 Leftover laundry detergent, fabric softener and soil stuck to the dispenser, inner parts and washtub can deposit on clothes, leaving behind marks and stains. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, 28 Apr. 2021 Their older brother, Robbie, sometimes rakes them out as a courtesy to others, along with the tiny water weeds that grow if allowed, and puts the resulting sludge into a large zinc washtub, after which its fate is unknown to Nell. Margaret Atwood, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2021 In addition to playing guitars and other mainstream instruments, your band also uses a washtub and a saw as instruments. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 8 Mar. 2021 During this siege, several sturgeon in the 5-foot range jumped several times around the boat, landing with a giant whomp and whirl the size of a washtub. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, 23 May 2020 Over time, the enzymes in detergents have changed and the physical design of the washtub has evolved. David Kender, USA TODAY, 19 Feb. 2020 The best part of any haircut experience – the shampoo station – is tucked away with lounge seats and relaxing washtubs. orlandosentinel.com, 6 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of washtub

1602, in the meaning defined above

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“Washtub.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washtub. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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wash·​tub | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌtəb How to pronounce washtub (audio) , ˈwäsh- \

Kids Definition of washtub

: a tub for washing clothes or for soaking them before washing


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