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 (wŏsh′tŭb′, wôsh′-)
A tub used for washing clothes.
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(Furniture) a tub or large container used for washing anything, esp clothes
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(ˈwɒʃˌtʌb, ˈwɔʃ-)

a tub for use in washing clothes, linens, etc.
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A circular sheet metal tub about two feet in diameter that was primarily used for washing clothes. It was also used by children as a bathtub, and for catching and holding rainwater running off the house roof.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Washtub - a tub in which clothes or linens can be washedwashtub - a tub in which clothes or linens can be washed
tub, vat - a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
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[ˈwɒʃtʌb] N (= container) → tina f de lavar; (= bath) → bañera f
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[ˈwɒʃˌtʌb] ntinozza per il bucato
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References in classic literature ?
The stove was very large, with bright nickel trimmings, and behind it there was a long wooden bench against the wall, and a tin washtub, into which grandmother poured hot and cold water.
That's where she spent her time over the washtub scrubbing people's dirty clothes.
But now for two months, she had had rheumatism in her arms, and was obliged to let the washtub alone.
True, it was only a common washtub that she placed on the kitchen floor and filled by hand; but it was a luxury that had taken her twenty-four years to achieve.
"One cook lost a young 'un last week,--got drownded in a washtub, while she was a hangin' out the clothes,--and I reckon it would be well enough to set her to raisin' this yer."
Also, on each landing there is a medley of boxes, chairs, and dilapidated wardrobes; while the windows have had most of their panes shattered, and everywhere stand washtubs filled with dirt, litter, eggshells, and fish-bladders.
But there wan't no romance floating around in dishpans and washtubs, or in factories and hash-joints.'
It had a 5-gallon water reservoir at the end where I got hot water to fill the round, galvanized washtub on the floor of the kitchen.
Jan urpek, mayor of Vladia, explained the historical significance of the route."Women used to weave carpets, men dedicated their time to washtub making," he said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.
And, down the long years, I've noted how those on the evangelical fringes of their faith deliver the words of God in washtub white shirts and interview suits.
She put a washtub under the tree near the back porch, brought a bucket from the kitchen, and filled the tub with rainwater from the barrel at the corner of the house.
"We used a large washtub, maybe a 20-gallon tub, and put it underneath where the beans came out, and it takes quite a while to fill it up," he says.