Bathing machine
Bathing Bath"ing, n. Act of taking a bath or baths. [1913 Webster]

{Bathing machine}, a small room on wheels, to be driven into the water, for the convenience of bathers, who undress and dress therein. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bathing machine — The bathing machine was a device, popular in the 19th century, to allow people to wade in the ocean at beaches without violating Victorian notions of modesty. Bathing machines were roofed and walled wooden carts rolled into the sea. Some had… …   Wikipedia

  • bathing machine — noun a building containing dressing rooms for bathers • Syn: ↑bathhouse • Hypernyms: ↑building, ↑edifice • Part Meronyms: ↑dressing room * * * ˈbathing machine 7 [bathing machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • bathing machine — noun historical a wheeled hut drawn to the edge of the sea, for changing in and bathing from …   English new terms dictionary

  • bathing machine — n a beach hut on wheels, used in the 18th and 19th centuries. People changed their clothes privately inside it and it was then pulled into the sea so that they could bathe from it. * * * …   Universalium

  • bathing-machine — /bay dhing meuh sheen /, n. a small bathhouse on wheels formerly used as a dressing room and in which bathers could also be transported from the beach to the water. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • bathing machine — noun (in the 19th and early 20th century) A portable changing room that was rolled down a beach to the edge of the sea to allow people to paddle in the sea modestly …   Wiktionary

  • bathing machine — noun (C) a small wooden building on wheels in which people could change their clothes for swimming, in the 18th and 19th centuries …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bathing machine — /ˈbeɪðɪŋ məʃin/ (say baydhing muhsheen) noun (formerly) a roofed and walled wooden cart which could be wheeled into the shallow water, allowing bathers to enter the water in privacy …   Australian English dictionary

  • bathing-machine — /bay dhing meuh sheen /, n. a small bathhouse on wheels formerly used as a dressing room and in which bathers could also be transported from the beach to the water. [1765 75] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bathing — is the immersion of the body in a fluid, usually water or an aqueous solution. It may be practiced for hygiene, religious or therapeutic purposes or as a recreational activity.Some spa facilities provide bathing in various other liquids such as… …   Wikipedia

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