- 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
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- a small hut, on wheels so that it could be pulled to the sea, used in the 18th and 19th centuries for bathers to change their clothes
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