One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A building with baths for communal use.
- ‘Those who do not want to stay for the night can just buy a ticket for the swimming pool, bathhouses and dry sauna room.’
- ‘Schools in Harbin re-opened yesterday and businesses that closed due to lack of water, such as bathhouses, reported a surge in customers.’
- ‘Behind the house near the back wall were a bathhouse, a shack, and a bathroom.’
- ‘Long bright days encouraged work on the crumbling wharf, restoration of deteriorating residences, and a bathhouse which Tashakawa and Shiro designed and began to construct.’
- ‘I feel that there would be a lot less pressure in a bathhouse than in a bar.’
- ‘Erial and her ladies were in the middle of scrubbing out the summer bathhouses.’
- ‘The bathhouse was two cabin-like huts that converged with a flat cobblestone roof.’
- ‘For six years Mr Halkon and members of the East Riding Archeological Society have been excavating a site about a mile away, where they have uncovered the remains of Iron Age roundhouses and a Roman bathhouse.’
- ‘She and the ladies were all taking a proper bath in the indoor bathhouse.’
- ‘The bathhouse in Cork city had horrible water pressure.’
- ‘All the governor's men know, and though they have sworn to keep their silence, I do doubt their loyalty when they are in the inns and bathhouses.’
- ‘Often driven by drugs, the semi-public theatre-of-the-flesh that unfolded in bars and bathhouses unleashed creative energy and drove cultural change - if you buy Moore's thesis.’
- ‘There's the gym, the bathhouse, the police precinct, the batting cages.’
- ‘The bathhouse was a large building with a main pool used for swimming and many side rooms with hot bathing tubs in them.’
- ‘Now Budapest has over a dozen public bathhouses, offering thermal, Turkish and mud baths, with a vigorous east European massage thrown in for a few extra florins.’
- ‘The heroine is a little girl who is somehow transported to a magical bathhouse, where she must work in order to regain her identity and save her parents who have been turned into pigs.’
- ‘Wealthy families of the period incorporated bathhouses into their mansions.’
- ‘The farm sheds and the bathhouse were undisturbed.’
- ‘There's no indoor plumbing, so residents must share showers and washing facilities at a wooden bathhouse next to the parking lot.’
- ‘As a result, communal bathhouses, pools and spas are a house specialty.’
2US A building where swimmers change clothes.
- ‘Swimmers and boaters congregate at a bathhouse on the shore of a lake, Minsk.’
- ‘The pool and bathhouse, an intelligent plan that allows pedestrian access across the pool, is in unfortunate disrepair, with a damaged wood trellis and concrete steps, among other areas.’
- ‘Not long after Thoreau's death, the structures on the shores of Walden Pond included bathhouse and baseball diamond, dining and dance halls, boating facilities and concession stands.’
- ‘Everyone takes pride in Edna's new skill as she returns to the bathhouse to change into dry clothes.’
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