bathtub ath"tub n. A relatively large tub used to take a bath, usually a permanent fixture in a bathroom; it is an open container that is filled with water, in which a person immerses himself for the purpose of washing the body.

Syn: bath, tub. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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