- (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.
Also called sweat lodge.
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Examples from the Web for sweathouse
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.