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noun, plural sweat·hous·es [swet-hou-ziz] /ˈswɛtˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. (especially among North American Indians) a special building used for cleansing and purifying one's body by sweating, in which heated water is poured over heated stones to produce steam.
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Also called sweat lodge.
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Examples from the Web for sweathouse

Historical Examples

  • Besides the sweathouse site, seventeen house pits were counted.

    California Athabascan Groups

    Martin A. Baumhoff

  • Near the sweathouse I emptied my revolver into the carcasses of three warriors.

    The Battle of Atlanta

    Grenville M. Dodge

  • Robes for covering the sweathouse are borrowed from the people of the camp.

  • This song is for the morningstar: "Morningstar says let us have a sweathouse."

  • The father and the son go to a sweathouse after which their responsibilities also end.