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rubdown

[ruhb-doun]
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noun
  1. a massage, especially after exercise or a steam bath.
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Origin of rubdown

First recorded in 1665–75; noun use of verb phrase rub down
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manipulationstroking

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Historical Examples

  • Yoritomo left, and Stanton got up on the rubdown table and lay prone.

    Anything You Can Do ...

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • When he came in he had his shower, rubdown and then breakfast.

    Paradise Garden

    George Gibbs

  • "You handed yourself that one, kid," Spike had said, applying raw beef to it after their rubdown.

    The Wrong Twin

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • "Yeah, sure," he said abstractedly as he got up on the rubdown table and lay prone.

    Anything You Can Do

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • He whistled blithely as after his shower and rubdown, he got into his clothes and, accompanied by Jim, passed out into the street.