Definition of twin-tub in English:



  • (of a washing machine) having two separate top-loading drums, one for washing and the other for spin-drying.

    • ‘I'd have to agree - the last time I went proper sledging I was at school, and I was sledging down steep, snow-covered hills on the lid of an old twin-tub electric washing machine. Man that lid was fast.’
    • ‘She does her washing there, in the twin-tub machine she got for next to nothing through the classified ads in the paper.’


  • A twin-tub washing machine.

    • ‘This Fabric Conditioner can be used in automatics and twin-tubs and is great for conditioning delicate and hand wash only fabrics.’
    • ‘In 1977 a third of washing machines were top loaders or twin-tubs.’