Definition of washtub in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwäSHˌtəb/
Pronunciation: /ˈwôSHˌtəb/


A large metal tub used for washing clothes and linen.
Example sentences
  • After all, the band hall was a portable, the chairs were overturned metal washtubs, there was no air conditioning, and now three of the four buses had died.
  • Instead of chairs, there were large metal washtubs that all the present band members had turned over to sit on.
  • Frankly, I think they'll be better off with a clothesline and a washtub…

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Syllabification: wash·tub

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