washtub

noun
wash·tub | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌtəb , ˈwäsh- \

Definition of washtub 

: a tub for washing or soaking clothes

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Lozman will be back inside the high court Tuesday, five years after winning a legal battle over a floating home — please don't call it a houseboat — that had the justices ruminating about inner tubes, wooden washtubs and plastic dishpans. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "'Rich white boy with nothing to do' back before Supreme Court arguing for free speech," 25 Feb. 2018 Big Chicken spent half a year being beaten like a washtub by the president* and the other half running out to get the president* a sandwich. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "The State of the Journalism Industry, in Two Stories," 30 Jan. 2018 As soon as a cycle ends, empty the machine to prevent a smell from developing in the washtub, which may then be transferred to your clothes and linens. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean a Washing Machine — And Yes, You Need to Do It," 25 Oct. 2017 But Dik Browne, in Wilton, worked out of his basement, surrounded by washtubs and laundry hanging on clotheslines—a workspace version of himself. Cullen Murphy, Vanities, "When Fairfield County Was the Comic-Strip Capital of the World," 9 Aug. 2017 But Dik Browne, in Wilton, worked out of his basement, surrounded by washtubs and laundry hanging on clotheslines—a workspace version of himself. Cullen Murphy, Vanities, "When Fairfield County Was the Comic-Strip Capital of the World," 9 Aug. 2017 But Dik Browne, in Wilton, worked out of his basement, surrounded by washtubs and laundry hanging on clotheslines—a workspace version of himself. Cullen Murphy, vanityfair.com, "When Fairfield County Was the Comic-Strip Capital of the World," 3 Aug. 2017 The director, Emma Rice, has always had a way with visual metaphor, and her depiction of a calamitous battle—rendered with washtubs, toy boats, bright lights, and blood-red ribbons— The New Yorker, "946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips," 31 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of washtub

1602, in the meaning defined above

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washtub

noun

English Language Learners Definition of washtub

: a tub used especially in the past for washing dirty clothes, towels, sheets, etc.

washtub

noun
wash·tub | \ ˈwȯsh-ˌtəb , ˈwäsh- \

Kids Definition of washtub

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

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