[ bey-thing-muh-sheen ]

  1. 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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bathing-machine in a sentence

  • Barrett eventually lured Maitland into deep water, long past the bathing machine of adieu forevermore, as he called it.

    The Romance of His Life | Mary Cholmondeley
  • She could just discern the outline of a little house, not unlike a bathing-machine without wheels.

    Two on a Tower | Thomas Hardy
  • There is some question as to what the term “bathing machine” describes.

  • Tripper—none too clean in appearance—charters bathing machine.

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

British Dictionary definitions for bathing machine

bathing machine

/ (ˈbeɪðɪŋ) /

  1. 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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