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hot-water bag

[hot-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈhɒtˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər/
noun
1.
a bag, usually of rubber, for holding hot water to apply warmth to some part of the body, as the feet.
Also called hot-water bottle.
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Examples from the Web for hot-water bottle
Historical Examples
  • Are you still as obstinate as ever about that hot-water bottle?

  • If the photophore is unavailable, a hot-water bottle may be applied.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
  • He hated to have that hot-water bottle dangling from his neck.

    The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Eating, for instance, the sunshine, my hot-water bottle at night.

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    Logan Pearsall Smith
  • If a mans heart does not beat for him, why substitute a hot-water bottle?

    The Lost Art of Reading Gerald Stanley Lee
  • Leila made her lie down on the divan, and put a hot-water bottle to her feet.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • He had to call the maid and ask her to fetch the hot-water bottle.

    Married August Strindberg
  • Meanwhile the kettle began to boil, he put a hot-water bottle into the bed.

    Aaron's Rod D. H. Lawrence
  • Dear, would you like a hot-water bottle, and your supper in bed?

    The Wishing-Ring Man Margaret Widdemer
  • Excuse me, sir, but, please don't put that near the hot-water bottle.

British Dictionary definitions for hot-water bottle

hot-water bottle

noun
1.
a receptacle, now usually made of rubber, designed to be filled with hot water, used for warming a bed or parts of the body
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