Definition of hot-water bottle in English:

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hot-water bottle

Pronunciation: /ˌhɒtˈwɔːtə ˌbɒt(ə)l/
(US also hot-water bag)


A flat, oblong container, typically made of rubber, that is filled with hot water and used for warmth, especially for warming a bed.
Example sentences
  • Early in 1929, Dorothy accidentally burned Jane with a hot-water bottle.
  • Use a hot-water bottle, or warm a sock filled with grain or flaxseed heated to a comfortably warm temperature in the microwave or oven.
  • We're warm now, and hot-water bottles are no more.

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