sweat suit
Sweat Sweat, n. [Cf. OE. swot, AS. sw[=a]t. See {Sweat}, v. i.] 1. (Physiol.) The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor, containing some fatty acids and mineral matter; perspiration. See {Perspiration}. [1913 Webster]

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread. --Gen. iii. 19. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

4. The sweating sickness. [Obs.] --Holinshed. [1913 Webster]

5. (Man.) A short run by a race horse in exercise. [1913 Webster]

{Sweat box} (Naut.), a small closet in which refractory men are confined.

{Sweat glands} (Anat.), sudoriferous glands. See under {Sudoriferous}.

{sweat suit} A suit comprising a top and trousers, having full arms and legs, used while performing physical exercises, esp. out-of-doors.

{Sweat equity} The rights to a portion of ownership or profit, hypothetically owned by a worker who participated in producing a product, such as in improving a piece of real estate. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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