One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A portable bath large enough to sit rather than lie down in.
bathtub, tub, hot tubView synonyms
- ‘He will have looked on from the sidelines the next day, as Lord Brocket endured a hip bath in the company of two baby alligators.’
- ‘Dr. Lane at Moor Park and then Dr. Smith at Ilkley sat him in freezing hip baths.’
- ‘I couldn't have a bath as it was a hip bath, nearly four feet high but I managed to use the shower fixtures to wash my hair.’
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