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[bey-th ing-muh-sheen] /ˈbeɪ ðɪŋ məˌʃin/
a small bathhouse on wheels formerly used as a dressing room and in which bathers could also be transported from the beach to the water.
Origin of bathing-machine
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But at any rate, this arrangement had all the logic of going to sea in a bathing-machine.

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • That the shore is a place of recreation for all but the bathing-machine horse.

  • To find your bathing-machine if you've forgotten the number.

  • It is about the size of a bathing-machine and half filled with parcels and bandboxes.

  • She soon learned that a bathing-dress and a bathing-machine could be hired.

    Happy Pollyooly

    Edgar Jepson
  • The local guide-books to Weymouth state that Allen, whilst here, invented an ingenious form of bathing-machine for his own use.

    Cornish Worthies, Volume 1 (of 2) Walter H. Tregellas
  • As he lit the cigarette the door of the bathing-machine opened, and a tall young man of athletic build came out.

  • She could just discern the outline of a little house, not unlike a bathing-machine without wheels.

    Two on a Tower Thomas Hardy
  • The bathing-machine is coming down upon us like the chariot of Queen Boadicea!

  • People wait half the morning for a bathing-machine and then look rather disappointed when they get it.

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